Hempcrete Being Used as Building Material

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In a recent episode of Real Estate News for Investors, Kathy Fettke talks about a corner of the hemp market that she says is “shaking up the construction industry.”  It’s called hempcrete (that’s right hemp + concrete) and it’s a green building material that dates back to the Roman times that is starting to become popular in the U.S.  And, before you ask, industrial hemp contains less than .03% THC (the stuff that gets you high)….marijuana typically contains between 5% and 35% THC.

“Not only is hemp used to create a concrete-like building material, it’s also a fast-growing, sustainable plant. Crops mature in about 4 months. The woody fibers are then mixed with water and lime. When they cure, the result is a strong, lightweight material that is resistant to fire, mold and bugs. It’s also breathable and non-toxic with no off-gassing, and provides exceptional insulation.”

 

Click here to read the transcript on RealWeathNetwork.com.

 

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