What are the advantages of prefabricated earth blocks?
The advantages offered by prefabricated earth blocks compared to the traditional construction system of rammed earth walls is: the absolute control of the material, the curing and quality of the product, guaranteeing constant geometry and regular dimensions.
We achieve a reduction in the execution time, without the need for specialized labour, minimizing the necessary materials and equipment, and reducing the costs on site.
What are the benefits of earth?
Health and benefits for the user: Earth is a material that breathes and purifies the air, with thermal inertia to reduce the building’s energy cost, regulate humidity and interior temperature, absorb electromagnetic waves and acoustic insulation.
Sustainability for the environment: Does not generate waste or toxins, reduces CO2 emissions, it is a long-lasting material and is recyclable/reusable in its entirety.
Are the blocks water resistant?
Tapialblock complies with the technical requirements necessary for outdoor use. It is advisable to protect it from severe water aggressions, infiltrations and leaks, as well as moisture from capillarity at the base; the result of capillary water absorption tests is 4.5%.
It is also recommended to avoid mechanical aggressions, such as impact and friction with hardness elements greater than the earth.
Can they be seen?
The blocks are ready to be seen, they also can be coated, provided that material compatible with the earth is used. We have mortar with the same characteristics as the earth that we use to manufacture the blocks; it is a complementary product for the earth blocks.
Tapialblock products are made of earth, so they evolve over time. They are designed to age with dignity thanks to a subtle process of controlled erosion that stabilizes with time. This natural evolution usually produces slight variations of tone and texture.
Can the blocks be structural?
The blocks are tested in a laboratory, where a compressive strength of 4 N/mm2 has been obtained.
How are the blocks handled?
We have block-lifting clamps for the correct handling of Tapialblock L and M products, under rental conditions and subject to a refundable deposit upon return.
How are the blocks placed?
The base and the joints between the blocks are done with mortar. We have the base and union mortar with the same characteristics as the earth that we use for the manufacture of the blocks, so that once dry, it preserves the same texture, thus achieving wall uniformity.
Does Fetdeterra install products?
We do not install products. At Fetdeterra we are specialists in construction with earth. We advise technicians and builders for the placement of our products, leaving the installation to professionals in this field.
What are the delivery periods for Tapialblock items?
After accepting the estimate, in the event of not having stock, the production will be ready for supply in one month.
What are the shipping costs?
The shipping costs are determined by the weight, quantity and destination of the product. Request a quote.
Does Fetdeterra send to international locations?
Yes, we send to international locations. Please contact us for additional expenses that may apply.