The soil that is excavated for construction sites is generally considered as waste, while it can be processed into a very useful construction material. After mixing the soils with rainwater, it can be transformed into loam plasters, loam bricks and stamped loam. This earth material is infinitely re-usable: the basic materials can be reused in new constructions by adding water. An ideal circular solution.
Loam plaster is made of:
The production process
- By combining different flows of earth movement – excavated soil for construction sites, which is considered “waste” by others – with a very limited amount of rainwater – products are created that do not cause any waste and are fully recyclable: loam plasters, loam bricks & rammed earth.
- The production is be done using simple machines on electricity, without a baking process.
- First, the raw materials are purified with a sieve machine.
- Then, they are mixed together in planetary mixer.
- The plasters and rammed earth are then immediately filled into big bags. For the loam bricks, the mixture is pressed in a hydraulic press.
These earth materials are infinitely reusable.
These earth materials can be applied on walls, furniture and many other surfaces.
- The loam plasters are geo-based: they are based on ‘waste’, since earth movement is officially regarded as waste, but it is perfectly usable in a construction context.
- By intervening in the transport of earth movement, CO2 emissions and deposition of usable material are avoided.
- The materials are infinitely reusable: when te building and the materials are demolished, earth materials can be perfectly re-mixed and used without loss of value or qualities. Since no chemical connection has been made, the basic materials can be reused in new constructions with the addition of water.
- Sound absorbing
- Mitigation of temperature changes: keeps spaces cooler in summer and warmer in winter