[Homestead] Construction--Grancrete cheap spray-on ceramic for cheaper houses
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sun Feb 6 08:12:10 EST 2005
>Grancrete is made from an environmentally friendly mix of locally
>available chemicals, according to the developers. It consists of sand or
>sandy soil, ash, magnesium oxide and potassium phosphate, which is a
>biodegradable element in fertilizer. So even if Grancrete were to
>decompose, Wagh told the magazine, it would revitalize the soil.
Sounds like grancrete might be a good bet for roofing. Stick up a pole in
the middle, drape lightweight canvas to the shape you desire, spray the
grancrete. Very much in keeping with the efficacy of ferrocement. Sort of
super-stucco. An improvement will be when the skin generates electricity.
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