As a long-lasting building material made from lime and hemp shivs, otherwise known as a waste product from hemp fiber growing, HempCrete is breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture to regulate internal humidity while avoiding trapped water and mold growth.
We are constantly looking for new, eco friendly building materials that will last longer than the concrete, steel, and wood options of today. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average office building lifespan in 2008 was 73-years. With HempCrete, these same buildings will now come with a 400 to 500-year lifespan.
Using sustainable, throw-away organic materials like lime and hemp shivs makes HempCrete an environmentally friendly building material that is also more durable and longer lasting than all other conventional counterparts.