Bio-crete — 9 Comments

  1. Hey Owen. I am curious if you have done any work with marble dust. I have basically an unlimited supply of it and am wanting to put it to use in building my home. Obviously it can be used when applying Tadelak, but I am curious if it could be mixed with clay in earth bags as the amount of clay on my site is quite low and don’t have enough to use clay exclusively. Any thoughts?

  2. I understand there is a company that is developing a preservative/epoxy for the Hemp or Hibiscus fibers. If it is perfected it will increase compression and tinsel strength and only be 1/3 the weight of aggregate concrete.

    It’s in the testing stage now. You could use it for boat hulls. I doubt it will be better than fiber glass but it would be better than aggregate concrete for building and bridge construction with rebar which oxidizes.

  3. A company called Blue World Crete claims their cement substitute caused mineralization of cellulose. I was wondering if anyone on here has ever used their stuff and could verify or refute the claims in their youtube videos.

    • It’s probably true. There are lots of similar products like bio-crete, hempcrete, etc. that gradually turn stone-like.

  4. Another one of many options, Arkitrek is using rammed biocrete. They ram it in forms much like rammed earth, although it would be lighter and eventually turn to a stone-like material much like hempcrete (especially with a pozollana such as rice hull ash mixed in). Pigments can be added to make any color walls you want.

    Note the earthbags in the background. They’re working with lots of different materials.

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