• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland

Concrete/Papercrete/Adobe additives?

Posts: 114
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

I am wondering what other additives people know about, or especially have tried.

There are the standards of sand, gravel, etc.
Some add straw for adobe/clay mixes, and even 2% "Fuel oil" to try to make Adobe waterproof.
Then there are things like Latex Bonding Adhesives & Acrylic Fortifiers, and Elmers' Glue.
There are fiber reinforcing additives like Kevlar.
Some people reuse old Latex paint.

I'm looking for other additives to either cut expenses while making more with less,
as well as additives to strengthen or reinforce the resulting structure.

I have even wondered about using collected/saved dryer lint as a fibrous additive, being as most dryer lint is from various synthetic fabrics.

If somebody says you look familiar, tell them you are in porn. Or in these tiny ads:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic