What is Compressed Earth Block (C.E.B) or Ecological Brick?

The first point to note is that it’s a form of building material that has been in existence for many decades. The earliest use dates back to Egypt, where it was used to erect strong buildings. So, what does it mean?

A Compressed Earth Block, which is also called modular soil-cement or ecological brick is a building material that is extracted from damp soil. It is then compressed at high pressure to form different types of blocks.

block sample

This method of creating cement bricks is effective for many reasons. For instance, it is reputed for the environmental factor that cuts down on the emission of carbon dioxide because of the reduction in fuel consumption.

Now, many construction companies and builders use Compressed Earth Blocks because of cost-effectiveness and durability.

More about compressed earth blocks, visit the Wikipedia.