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Adobe, or sun-dried brick, is one of the oldest and most common building materials known to man. An article about adobe from This Old House tells readers that traditional adobe bricks consisted of sand, sometimes gravel, clay, water, and often straw or grass, too. These elements were mixed together by hand, then formed in wooden molds and dried in the sun。

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Adobe and clay building materials are made of natural substances and have been used in construction for centuries, all over the world.

For an earthy, natural look, adobe and clay can be excellent choices – especially if you are doing a green remodel. Adobe and clay building materials are made of natural substances and have been used in construction for centuries, all over the world.

Adobe, or sun-dried brick, is one of the oldest and most common building materials known to man. An article about adobe from This Old House tells readers that traditional adobe bricks consisted of sand, sometimes gravel, clay, water, and often straw or grass, too. These elements were mixed together by hand, then formed in wooden molds and dried in the sun.

Adobe can also be used as a surface coating, and is prized for its authenticity and beauty in rustic or historical buildings and restorations. Adobe bricks were traditionally not kiln-dried, so their natural counterparts, clay bricks, which are fired in a kiln, have more stability and strength than adobe.

Clay can be found all over the world, and it has been used as a building material for many thousands of years. After a period of decline in popularity, the use of clay in building and remodeling is on the rise again due to its natural, ecological benefits. As with adobe, clay is often mixed with straw before combining with water to form bricks. The composition of ingredients can result in variations of shrinkage, and this ...

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