hempbuzz United States (US) 124 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 40 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: February 13, 20202020-02-13T14:38:36-05:00 2020-02-13T14:38:36-05:00In: HempCrete What are hempcrete pros and cons? 0 What are hempcrete pros and cons? HempCretepros and cons Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 151 Answers 0 Best Answers 318 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-04-25T03:23:50-04:00Added an answer on April 25, 2020 at 3:23 am Pros: -It’s great for the environment, and has a nearly non-existent carbon footprint. -Virtually every portion of the plant can be utilized in this manner, which leaves no waste. -It’s energy efficient and the composition actually aids in a building’s thermal performance. -It’s natural–meaning it doesn’t pose the same hazards that other compounds used in concrete can pose. Cons: -It’s not suitable for underground or underwater purposes. -Since the US is only recently re-legalizing the growth, it’s still not as abundant as other materials, and may currently be a bit more expensive and more difficult to acquire. -The walls made of hempcrete are thicker, making it detract from the square footage inside a building. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 101 Answers 0 Best Answers 215 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-04-23T11:12:32-04:00Added an answer on April 23, 2020 at 11:12 am Pros – Better insulation then concrete. Easy to use because of its lightweight. (Much lighter the concrete.) Non toxic building material. Mold resistant. Water absorbent. Removes Carbon from the air. Cons – Not as strong as concrete. Not as readily available as concrete. (You can’t just go to a hardware store and pick up Hempcrete.) Slightly more expensive then concrete. Must use a special kind of paint to paint it. (Regular paint usually doesn’t work.) Sometimes you need special permits to use. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.