The next day, outside Mazatlan, our Sierra Madre Tour made a stop at a yard where laborers make adobe bricks
under an oppressive tropical sun.
From the 1930s to the 1970s, many caretakers of historic sites in the United States encased adobe structures in cement, which trapped moisture, slowly destroying the adobe bricks
beneath, and eventually turning them into heaps of dry powder.
Calcium silicate bricks require hydrated lime; even primitive adobe bricks
can be held together with dung and dried in the sun.
In 1945, a pottery factory, built of adobe bricks
, opened in Gragous.
Though his father worked as a city bus driver, Hernandez lived with his parents, five brothers and five sisters in a two-bedroom home his father built from adobe bricks
With a source list as rich as the state's flora once was, Minnich describes the ebb and flow of California's native and invasive plants, presenting evidence including newspaper articles, writings of early American botanists and records of local flora used as binding material in adobe bricks
Those not in the mood for shopping may be intrigued by Villa's other traditional arts: pulque production, maize sowing, and the molding of adobe bricks
, a prime construction material in these parts.
Even when they installed a contra pared (concrete apron) below grade, ground water still wicked back up into the wall via capillary action--adobe is like a sponge--saturating the base where the weight of the heavy adobe bricks
150 Nifty Super Rainy-Day Activities includes simple instructions for making paper, adobe bricks
and silhouettes, in addition to hints and tips for creating an art exhibit.
The problem is that adobe is also prone to invasion by termites and that buildings made of adobe bricks
often suffer from rising damp and wind erosion.
But Khoryak's best idea was to use the time saved from guarding their fields to build a school of handmade adobe bricks
Regular adobe bricks
, commonly used in Mexico and the southwestern U.