Hempcrete is an incredibly versatile and strong product which could revolutionize the building world.
Historically, hemp has been known to be a great product which can be put to many uses, the leaves of the hemp plant are very strong and pliable.
But it has been rejected from the mainstream building world due to its connection with the marijuana plant.
If the stigma of hemp was dropped the whole world could benefit from this amazing product.
Hempcrete is a new product which incorporates hemp in with the making of concrete and can be used for everything from flooring to roofs and everything in between.
In is stronger than normal concrete and is also more pliable, making it an altogether product to build with.
Another benefit of hempcrete is that is takes less energy to make, as the lime used in the creation doesn’t need to be heated as much as regular concrete, meaning this is a totally ‘green’ product.
Hempcrete bricks also regulate humidity in homes, they can release and hold onto moisture when the atmosphere becomes dry.
The global home shortage could benefit greatly from new industrial materials such as hempcrete, as many people in the world are homeless due to the high costs involved with building new homes from the conventional materials we have available today.
Despite the many obvious benefits of hemp, growing it is still illegal in the U.S today.
The official line is that worries over global warming from the plants, but it seems that many places in the world still have hang-ups over the perceived ‘dangers’ of growing this wonderful, versatile material.
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