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Hempcrete: For Your Home
  • Product Family: Hurd

American Hemp Hurds for Hempcrete Sales Pricing Table
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Where And How Is Hempcrete Used? 
  • Walls

  • Attics or Lofts

  • Plasters

  • New Builds

  • Insulating Older Homes


Hempcrete FAQ
  1. What is hempcrete?
    The main components of hempcrete are industrial hemp hurds (core), a lime binder, and water.

  2. Where do I find lime binders? 
    Hemp hurds will need to be mixed with a lime binder. We do not sell lime binders. Example suppliers are LimeWorks Ecologic and TransMineral USA's Batichanvre.*

  3. Should I take any protective measures when using hempcrete?
    Protective goggles, gloves, masks, and other necessary PPE should be worn when mixing hempcrete, because hydrated lime is caustic. 

  4. Can I use hempcrete in the foundation of my building like concrete?
    No, hempcrete cannot be used as the foundation for a structure.

  5. If I use hempcrete for my walls, how does this change the materials used to construct the walls?
    Hempcrete creates a monolithic structure, which acts as your OSB, insulation, and drywall. No cavity is necessary, but framing is still required.

  6. Can hempcrete be used as a structural material? 
    Hempcrete is a non-structural material which is cast around a timber, steel, or concrete frame. 

  7. Does hempcrete require a permit? 
    Hempcrete does not yet have a certification/standard from the International Code Council (ICC) or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), so local building officials must be informed on a case-by-case basis. Although hempcrete has received approval by the British Board of Agrement, this certification does not help with the permitting process in the United States of America (USA).

American Hemp Visits the Asheville Hemp House and NauHaus
Hempcrete Sample Block 1-2-3 Setup
Interested in DIY Recipes for Hempcrete?

Steve Allin's book, "Building With Hemp" has DIY lime binder recipes, which you can use to make sample hempcrete blocks. The are other DIY lime binder recipes across the Web. 

*American Hemp neither endorses, is affiliated with, nor guarantees assumed results.

*American Hemp assumes no liability from those who decide to mix and use hempcrete. Customers should consult and/or use a licensed general contractor, architect, and/or engineer when undertaking construction projects. American Hemp neither endorses, is affiliated with, nor guarantees assumed results.

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