Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The manufacturer requires potential customers to contact them to receive a quotation for the product.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
A user can contact EarthTek Inc. to receive a quote or purchase the product. The unit can be crated economically for shipping. Interview with manufacturer
Distributions to Date Status
Approximately 200 units have been distributed by 2019. Interview with manufacturer
Raw materials used
Earth, Sand, Cement
Recommended water content (ratio)
6 – 10
Induced pressure (Mpa)
Finished unit dimensions
Rate of production (units/hour)
Curation duration (days)
Not suitable for cold climates unless necessary vapor barriers and insulation can be added. On their own, ISSBs and CEBs do not hold up well to freeze/thaw cycles and have a low thermal insulation capacity.
- Production Rate: up to 2 blocks per minute.
- Block Size: 10x20x30 cm (width adjustable to 5cm)
- Engine: 6 HP gasoline-fueled engine
- Controls: Manual
- Hydraulic Components: Prince, Barnes; available worldwide
- Hydraulic Oil Filtration: 10 microns
- Pressure to Block: up to 10 MPa
- Single axle for highway transportation
- 6-10% water content
- 20-70% Clay content
- Training not required but suggested by the manufacturer
The manufacturer offers consultation, training, and project management by contract and will train a customer to use the machine if they come to their facility in New Mexico, USA. A trained general technician can most likely repair the product.
Spare tires, wheels, and axles are available with purchase.
The life span of the machine is directly proportionate to the abrasiveness of the dirt used for compression. EarthTek estimates 50,000 - 500,000 blocks/life. All machines have a 1-year warranty.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Performance expectations: Reliable, inexpensive engines, simple hydraulic and control systems, able to use a wide variety of soils to build homes, barns, storage sheds, fences, retaining walls, and more.
Vetted Performance Status
The only vetting performed is through customer experience and feedback.Interview with manufacturer
Blocks require specific material amounts and ratios to ensure proper strength and durability values. Water content, clay content, and sand content are important values that need to be evaluated during construction to avoid accidental failure of the structure.
Complementary Technical Systems
A 1.5 or 3-meter gravity conveyor belt can be purchased with the machine.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations