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Compressed earth block

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  1. often referred to simply as CEB, is a type of manufactured construction material formed in a mechanical press that forms an appropriate mix of dirt, non-expansive clay, and an aggregate into a compressed block

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  2. Creating CEBs differs from rammed earth in that the latter uses a larger formwork into which earth is poured and tamped down, creating larger forms such as a whole wall or more at one time

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  3. CEB blocks are installed onto the wall by hand and a slurry made of a soupy version of the same dirt/clay mix, sans aggregate, is spread or brushed very thinly between the blocks for bonding

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  4. There is no use of mortar in the traditional sense. (This is not necessarily true for vertical presses, see link at bottom of page) The advance of CEB into the construction industry has been driven by manufacturers of the mechanical presses, a small

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  5. Cebhomes
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  6. In the United States, most general contractors building with CEB are in the Southwestern states: New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California, and to a lesser extent in Texas

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