hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 39 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 6 Answers Voted Oldest Recent acevedobenitez 0 Questions 182 Answers 0 Best Answers 365 Points View Profile acevedobenitez 2020-08-08T15:23:21-04:00Added an answer on August 8, 2020 at 3:23 pm Hempcrete is an excellent alternative to traditional building materials. It is a sustainable material that benefits the environment in all stages of its life cycle. It is better for the safety of your home, and it a fresh talking point about our building. The downside to hempcrete is that it needs to be reinforced to support low-baring walls. This can be easily fixed with wood or another sturdy material combined with the hempcrete. But just a thing to keep in mind. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MarcLouis 0 Questions 187 Answers 0 Best Answers 376 Points View Profile MarcLouis 2020-08-08T15:22:37-04:00Added an answer on August 8, 2020 at 3:22 pm There are several pros and cons to hempcrete; here are some advantages. Hempcrete is ten times stronger than concrete; it provides excellent insulation and is therefore excellent at keeping your home cool or warm. Hempcrete is great At acoustic insulation and has both fire protection and resistance properties. There are also some cons to hempcrete, here are a few. Hempcrete is extremely expensive in comparison to other building materials. It is not as readily available as regular concrete due to the prohibition laws against cannabis. Hempcrete cannot be used for load-bearing in construction. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abe Melbourne, Australia 2 Questions 238 Answers 0 Best Answers 559 Points View Profile Abe 2020-08-08T15:20:33-04:00Added an answer on August 8, 2020 at 3:20 pm There are plenty of pros and cons but to mention some of them we can say pros like non-toxic building material, quite and gracious material, fewer pesticides, and herbicides used, creating the least amount of environmental damage due to using toxins on the construction sides, removing carbon from the air, mold-resistant, etc., on the other hand, cons would be like required enlightened use of fertilizer, lack of constructors and architects aware of the hempcrete, its about 8%-12% additive cost to the overall price of a home, etc. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 662 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 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 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 461 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 really can’t just go to a hardware store and pick up Hempcrete.) Slightly more expensive than 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 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Jade 0 Questions 69 Answers 0 Best Answers 139 Points View Profile Jade 2020-07-28T21:20:26-04:00Replied to answer on July 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm I agree with all of this but want to add… Pros – Better insulation than concrete – for both sound and temperature Water absorbent. – not sure this is a pro in every area Cons – Not as strong as concrete. – plenty strong enough for non-structural walls, which is most of what concrete blocks are used for Not as readily available as concrete. (You can’t just go to a hardware store and pick up Hempcrete.) – but you can only buy lime, so if you have the hemp, already it is secure. Slightly more expensive than concrete. – if you buy it already made. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password?