Making of earth bricks

Making earthen bricks with your own hands
The cheapest building material that you can prepare yourself is earthen bricks, zembit. The undoubted advantage of earthen bricks is their low cost, environmental friendliness, and availability for production - the material for them is literally under their feet. Zemolit is the best suited for individual construction, in the construction of utility, or even residential premises. For the manufacture of bricks, clay soil is well suited, if it is too greasy, they add a little sand - the resulting mixture should not flow or crumble in hands. The soil is taken from a depth of about half a meter, sifted from roots, stones, vegetation, debris, small pebbles are permissible. A hole is being dug, where the ground is kneaded in the water closely, it should be plastic, but not spread, keep the shape, but not be too dry.It is possible to add chips, rugged straw to the earth dough. It is believed that the optimum brick size is 25x10x10 centimeters, but they can be made larger, up to half a meter long. They make a machine for forming the desired size, clear a smooth spacious platform on which ready-made bricks will be made and dried. From the stretcher, the earthen mixture is applied with a shovel to the forming machine to the brim, kneaded, the surplus mixture is removed, protruding above the edges, the board, the machine is raised, the finished brick leaves the machine and remains in place for drying, the machine is placed next to the next brick. The bricks lie no less than three or four days, then they turn over on an edge and continue to dry already in this position. Drying of the finished brick ends in about four days. Earthen bricks are laid in the same way as usual. For masonry, you can use clay diluted with water. In the photo is a form for making bricks.