Tabby construction …Oyster shells today

Tabby structures along the Georgia and South Carolina Coast date back to the 1700’s. The availability of oyster shells Β made it inexpensive and if maintained can last for centuries. Β Today over fishing and disease is having an impact on the oyster beds.

 

Georgia and South Carolina today have set up programs to recycle oyster shells today to preserve a healthy coastal ecosystem. To read more on this topic:

http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/adult-education/oyster-restoration/

http://score.dnr.sc.gov/deep.php?subject=6&topic=1

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In coastal communities today in general you may see crushed shells used in concrete driveways or walkways and sometimes for historic preservation of a structure.

Happy home buying, building and selling πŸ™‚

Alice

 

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