Soil & rock mechanics
How to Make Low-Cost Building Blocks
With the right soil, correctly prepared and compressed, it is possible to halve the amount of cement used for block-making - a useful saving. This manual shows how to make and use strong blocks from soil, from the initial planning to the end product.
Lime is not only an important building material but an essential ingredient in many industrial processes, such as agriculture and sugar manufacture. As a binder in the construction industry, it is simpler and cheaper to produce than Portland cement and yet just as effective for most building require...