Hydraform building system

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Advantages of building a home with interlocking stabilized soil blocks (ISSB) like the Hydraform blocks

Building a home with interlocking stabilized soil blocks (ISSB) like the Hydraform blocks we manufacture offers several advantages, including cost-effectiveness, eco-friendliness, high thermal performance, durability, and community empowerment. Cost-effective: Interlocking stabilized soil blocks (ISSBs) are made from locally available materials, such as soil, sand, and cement, which can significantly...

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What’s the difference between Unstabilized compressed earth blocks and stabilized compressed earth blocks?

First, both of them are construction materials made from natural soil. Usually sandy-loam soil – a type of soil that contains a mixture of sand, silt, and clay particles. Both are compressed using a manual press or a hydraulic press like the Hydraform machine. However, Unstabilized earth blocks and stabilized earth blocks differ in terms of their properties and the methods used to produce them. Here...

Comparing Hydraform blocks with Adobe blocks.

Adobe (mud block) is a building material made from earth and organic materials. Dirty block is the name we call it in Sierra Leone. In my village and the surrounding villages, 95% or more of the houses are built using Adobe blocks. Adobe is among the earliest building materials, and is used throughout the world. In dry climates, adobe structures are extremely durable, and account for some of the oldest...

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