Makiga’s Ground Breaker Soil Block Press provides an answer to affordable housing, water storage and sanitation needs at community level in Africa. It is an ideal tool for building contractors, entrepreneurs, developers, co-operatives and community based organizations.
Stabilised Soil Blocks (SSBs) are strong, economical blocks made from a mixture of sub-soil and a small quantity of cement. Almost any soil that contains clay and sand can be used to make between 90 and 150 SSBs per 50kg bag of cement. If you would like us to test the suitability of your soil, simply provide us with at least 1kg of your soil and we can analyze it for you at our offices in Nairobi.
Advantages of Makiga’s Ground Breaker Soil Block Press:
The production of high quality blocks, uniform in size and shape with defined edges and smooth surfaces, makes construction easier.
It mobilises and empowers communities to create local infrastructure and amenities.
Ownership of a press provides long-term income generation for entrepreneurs.
It is particularly suitable in areas where cement is costly and difficult to obtain.