IT’S LIKE WOOD, BUT BETTER!
A WORRY-FREE ALTERNATIVE TO STANDARD CONCRETE
Are you planning to build your own dome-shaped house? Or are you simply intrigued by these odd-looking dome structures?
Sure, the dome shape will allow for the house to withstand heavy loads making it a structurally-sound design, but the problem now lies in the construction due to the complexity of the concept. Well, there’s actually a special material out there for you which will not only make it easier to get that geodesic shape, but it will also be a much more wallet-friendly and DIY-friendly alternative to other building materials.
Aircrete is a special mixture of concrete. What makes it special is its incredibly light weight and ease of use as a building material. It’s density as a material makes it similar to wood, but much more affordable! Better still, it’s fireproof and waterproof. In fact, Aircrete has already been used to construct many dome-shaped homes by DomeGaia, with Hajjar Gibran as the mastermind behind the concept.
It is waterproof, fireproof, and insect proof. It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, AirCrete is easy to work with. It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired. It has good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape.
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