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Compressed Earth Block

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Compressed Earth Block Machines




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Our Patriarch and founder, My Dad, W.C. Powell passed away this past July 30 and the place seems empty without his presence.

Update March 10 2021

As you all know, prices across the board have been rising, I've resisted raising prices here as long as possible, sadly, the increases in steel, components and shipping have forced me to raise prices as well. These new price will be effective on the 15th of March 2021. Any open proposals will be honored until the 30th of March 2021


We appreciate all of our customers who have this peculiar dream to build out of earth, we know it's neither simple nor easy but, like you, we share the same dream, we just want to say



Billions in Need, Billions in Change
The next step!

Good Morning, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk to you about what we are currently doing and why. I suppose it would be best to talk about the why first in order to give a perspective as to what we are doing. Click here to see this update!

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In todays world of rising energy, labor and construction costs the Compressed Earth Block Machine provides a superior alternative for the environmentally considerate builder in all economic arenas.

We manufacture an earth construction system that can enable you to economically produce high-quality building components using widely available raw material to build superior, quality buildings.   


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The advantages of compressed or rammed earth blocks are many. Since the blocks are machine made they are uniform in size and, with some care, uniform in density. It is common practice to drystack (mortarless) 12" or thicker walls immediately upon ejection from the machine since the blocks are smooth and sharp cornered. This saves on mortar costs as well as handling and damage costs as the blocks are only handled once.

We offer technical support and onsite training as well as the finest adobe (compressed earth) block machine available. Most adobe press machines can be custom made to your specific requirements including: block sizes, power plants, regional parts replacement, dirt type, and additive needs.

We also offer Mechanic and builder tool packages as well as complete parts and accessories packages.

The following are standard configurations of our Compressed Earth Block and Earth Blending Machines:

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cinva ram BLM-12-8A2
    Cinva Ram       Video  BLM Series        Video 



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2009 IECC requirements


Earthquake study

CEB VOL 2 design & construction

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EarthMaterials Guide

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PGA-240-12        Video   PGA-360-12

480 earth block press


PDA-480-14DP        Video


 PEB-6A Earth Blender


PEB-16 soil blender

 PEB-8A Earth Blender        Video

PEB-16A Earth Blender


With over 30 years in the manufacture of compressed earth block machinery and compressed earth block homes you can count on us to provide a long life productive machine and the expertise to facilitate your program.




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For an Introduction to Earth Technologies and Building Sustainable Futures, Hybrid Earth Technology - Construction Products, Components and Build System

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Ed-Ellis is a Chartered Builder, Chartered Environmentalist and and Earth Construction Technologist, His services are quite extensive.



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