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Compressed Earth Block (CEB)


Definition: Compressed Earth Blocks, or CEBs, are construction blocks made with clay, sand, and a stabilizing ingredient such as lime or Portland cement. The earth mixture is poured into a hydraulic press machine. Since they are machine-made, compressed earth blocks are uniform in size and shape.

To learn more about CEB construction, see How to Build an Earth Block Home.


Homes at The Villages of Loreto Bay in Mexico are made with compressed earth blocks.

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