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Rammed Earth Walls

Rammed earth is an ancient building technique that is ideally suited to a desert climate. Rammed earth walls are built by compacting a soil-cement mixture into a forming system. The final result is a beautifully striated natural wall system. Rammed earth walls are energy efficient, sound buffering, termite and fire resistant, and are a compelling visual element for both historic and modern design objectives.We build rammed earth walls for residential, retail and public projects. We are licensed, bonded and insured and our rammed earth wall crew undertakes special job training.

We offer rammed earth wall subcontracting services for residential and commercial projects. Prime contractors and architects are encouraged to contact Jeff Scheffman with questions about design details, cost estimates, rammed earth codes and specifications. We have decades of experience guiding rammed earth plans through permitting and educating lenders about this wall system. We have constructed rammed earth walls in counties and municipalities throughout the state and welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and passion.

We have built rammed earth walls for residences designed by architects Eddie Jones, Paul Weiner, Bil Taylor and Rick Joy. Some commercial rammed earth projects we have participated in include:

  • The Villas at Miraval
  • The Casa Grande Visitors Center
  • Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus
  • Westin Kierland Resort
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • KOHN FM Tohono O’Odam Nation Radio Station

View samples of our work with rammed earth walls.

Miraval Residential Villas - Rammed Earth Construction

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