mud and clay

mud and clay

Included in the most basic building materials are mud and clay. Mud is typically used as a type of concrete and for insulation. Mud and clay have excellent thermal-mass qualities and keep the indoor temperatures at a constant level. Overall, mud and clay are highly available, low-cost, energy-efficient, high-performance, ecologically green materials, but they may require constant maintenance and structural support. See also: Biomaterials
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Houses are made of mud and clay though very few of them are made of concrete bricks.
Camryn Walling, 14, and Jose Lara, 12, made the best of mud and clay still drying in the noon sun next to a waterlogged Toyota; they molded a pizza.
Built of mud and clay in the shape of a C, the revetment protected personnel from the rocket blast as the X-1's engines were tested on the ground.