The strong absorbency of yellow earth neutralizes or dissolves Peroxidized
Lipid that is toxic to human body and delays skin-aging to maintain younger-looking
skin. As the yellow earth is minuter than flour, they penetrate deep into
the pores to discharge sebum and acne and to relieve atopy skin.
Yellow Earth Bricks
It is produced by strictly selected high-quality yellow earth of Naju. The
types of yellow earth walls are as follows:
Yellow Earth Block Walls: Yellow earth houses that are currently being built
mostly uses yellow earth blocks. Huge blocks rather than bricks are made
with yellow earth, dried and piled to build houses. When making the block,
add chopped straws, stir sufficiently and shape in steel frames. This
frame can be made out of wood, but steel frames are easier to work with. Put
sufficiently stirred yellow earth with chopped straws into frame, take it out
when it is shaped and dry it in shades. It is best to make a greenhouse
to avoid direct sunlight when drying the blocks. It takes about two days
to dry them. The blocks are about 4~5 times larger than general bricks.
These blocks are dried completely in shades and piled to build houses.
When piling the blocks, add well-stirred mud on every layer to avoid void
spaces between the blocks. Also, cover the surfaces with the mud. The
textures of the blocks are uniquely elegant without any finishes.
Yellow Earth Brick Walls: Make bricks as making blocks to build houses. If
the bricks can be mass-produced, they would be the best materials for yellow
earth houses. Many people or companies study to mass-produce yellow earth
bricks. For example, Jeong-Deok Kim of Byeongcheon, Chungnam uses a machine
that makes 10㎝×19㎝×32㎝ bricks of 10㎏ to produce yellow earth
bricks. About 4,000 bricks are needed to build a 1,067ft2-wide house.
Making yellow earth bricks is full of potential that anybody who is interested
in yellow earth houses thinks about producing yellow earth bricks. The
higher quality of yellow earth houses built in shorter period of time depends
on the yellow earth bricks. Making yellow earth is classified into two
methods: complete hand-making and machine-making. The hand-making method
is hand-mixing the yellow earth and shaping the bricks with frames. This
method makes high-quality bricks, but the surfaces are rough and the mass-production
is impossible. The machine-making method allows mass-production of delicately
surfaced bricks, but the quality is slightly deteriorated. Therefore,
it is best to hand-make the brinks one by one to build good houses.
Poured-in Yellow Earth Wall: Think of the traditional method of pouring concrete
into ready-made forms. Make frames with wooden panels, pour yellow earth
into the frame and cure it to make walls. Concrete is poured at once,
but yellow earth is poured in about 20㎝-wide scale. When pouring in the
yellow earth, it is important to avoid bubbles in the poured yellow earth. The
ground used for the frame should be free of moisture and the poured-in yellow
earth should be compacted with bars. It requires much labor. The
kind of houses made with pour-in walls has durable and beautiful walls.
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