Earth has been used as a building material for years. From ancient times to the present day, it's been used to build everything from modest shelters to elaborate temples using a wide variety of techniques.
Earthen construction has witnessed a renaissance in recent years due largely to economic & environmental concerns.Availability, low cost & eco-friendly nature of soil as a building material makes it an attractive alternative to conventional building methods.
Compressed soil blocks are different from adobes in that they are not fully saturated with water, are more dense than adobes, & significantly more uniform. Because of their uniformity, these blocks need less mortar, & can be dry-stacked. Uniformity also speeds up the laying process & results in straighter walls.
While making compressed soil blocks is labor intensive, they can significantly reduce the costs involved in building a house, outbuildings, fences, garden walls, etc. If soil consisting of clay, caliche & silt is available at the building site, admixtures can be omitted, thus the only cost involved in producing compressed soil blocks is the block press and the time invested by the builder.We've not only successfully adapted this technology but also expanded products & services to include special community re-development projects, incorporating environmental management with effective social & community sustainable modelling.