Saturday, July 3, 2010
RHC Interlocking Stabilized Soil Blocks (ISSB)
One of the most exciting innovations of this project is the use of ISSB - interlocking stabilized soil blocks - to replace the typical fired bricks used locally. These come from a hand press and are extremely consistent, durable and strong. They require no firing and have a much longer life span while using much less cement for the mortar. Though these are used in other parts of Africa, they are not commonly used in this region. It is our hope to introduce this technology locally through training and assist the development of local small businesses that would rent the press or produce bricks.