Project No. 9: Training of local people

Course No. 3 : Production of laterite blocks

Course No. 4 : Construction of family-houses with laterite blocks

Laterite is under the surface in big quantity in our area Laterite mixed with cement and water is a very good material for blocks This material is filled in the block engine The resistance to pressure of a laterite block is equal to the durability of a burnt brick Laterite blocks with different mixture of cement

Abandoned houses go to ruin very fast Traditionally are houses constructed with soil blocks dried in sun The walls have no foundations and hold only for some years. With plastering outside the walls are later stabilized Using walls with cement stabilized laterite-
blocks on a solid foundation the house becomes massive
A platform made of laterite mixed with 20% cement is a durable foundation


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