Adobe Bricks + Supply
Beyond Adobe makes and sells two types of adobe bricks - pressed and puddled. We can either ship them to your location, nationwide, or we can make them on your site; whichever option is the most efficient and practical for you.
Find information below on our bricks and pricing. If you are serious about working with us, please see our Terms & Conditions page. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to email or call.
For more in-depth information on adobe, including its benefits, please visit our FAQ page.
Please note: All shipping and handling fees originate from the location of our production yard in Camp Verde, Arizona.
Custom Adobe Sizes and Shapes
Beyond Adobe will make any size, shape, or type of adobe brick you desire. We are capable of making custom colored bricks from specified dirt or make special shaped adobes to meet architectural demands. We will do what it takes to earn your business, just ask. All custom jobs are 100% pre paid.
Pressed Adobe Bricks
Pressed adobe bricks are enhanced by utilizing hydraulic presses and machine automation. Soil is mixed with water and if desired a stabilizing agent like Portland cement to create a damp mix. The mixture is then set in the brick machine's form, where the force of a hydraulic press, presses and compacts the soil into the desired shape and size. The bricks emerge almost completely dry and ready for building.
Pressed adobes provide significant increases in strength, both in compression and modulus of rupture. Pressed adobes also provide for quicker and more efficient installation because of their uniformity of size and shape. The hydraulic force increases soil density, which increases the bricks thermal mass ratings. Pressed adobes can be made in all seasons because of the reduced moisture content.
Hand Made/Puddled Adobe Bricks
To begin production, a simple combination of earth and water is mixed to a near mud consistency. The mixture is then laid in forms on the ground to mold the mud into the desired brick shape and size. The form is lifted off the adobe when the mud dries enough to keep the adobes shape without the form. After a day or two of sunshine, the bricks are set on edge to dry. The drying process can take from one to four weeks to fully cure depending on weather conditions.
Puddled adobes result in bricks with a more individual shape, size and look; no two bricks are quite the same. They provide for a unique and pleasing aesthetic when left exposed in a finished wall.
Site Made Adobe Bricks
Site made adobe bricks vary widely in cost. However, a good rule of thumb would be to expect bricks made on site to cost between $2.50 and $3.00 each. For rural sites and those with difficult access, site made adobes often work best for logistics and shipping costs. Beyond Adobe has made bricks from the borderlands of Mexico to the farm country of Montana. We are ready to come to you.
Mortar is screened to a size of 1/8" minus and is available at $ 40 per ton plus delivery. Fifty-pound sacks are available at $ 15 per sack.
Freight prices are quoted individually according to location. Delivery includes a semi truck with forklift. One should assume a delivery fee of $4 per mile, one way, from Beyond Adobe's yard in Camp Verde, Arizona.
- Site Visit & Evaluation
- Material Sourcing
- Soil and Adobe testing
- Equipment Mobilization
- Adobe Production
Adobe Machine Rental
Beyond Adobe will provide one Operator and the Adobe Brick Machine as a rental service. Customers will be responsible for providing both the brick material as well as all labor. The Operator will ensure adobe quality control and proper performance of the machine.
Rental rates will include: a per brick charge of 50 cents with a minimum daily charge of $500.00, a travel charge to and from the client's site, and a per diem charge for length of job.
If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to email or call!