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Papercrete

Discover how papercrete is revolutionizing sustainable construction. Explore top ideas to incorporate this eco-friendly material into your building projects and reduce environmental impact.

Honestly, we would never in a million years think of decorating our homes with concrete. Seeing that gritty grey gloop brings to mind bright hard hats and gag-inducing construction smell. diy | concrete | diy concrete | diy projects | diy contrete projects | diy home decor

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Sarah Commiskey

I Love Papercrete: Papercrete?? What’s that?? That’s the response I always get when I’m describing my favorite building material. Not surprising since it occupies a spot in that backwater known as ‘alternative building materials’. Papercrete i…

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Micky Murray
Very good step-by-step to make #Papercrete. A mix of about 3 parts paper pulp, 2 parts Portland cement and 1 part perlite. Lighter than hyperturfa and perfect newspaper recycling. Should also be good to make #raised beds and #retaining walls.

To begin making our signature papercrete containers we begin by running newsprint through a strip cut paper shredder. We stuff the cut strips into five gallon buckets until the buckets are well filled. We then fill the buckets of strips with water and allow the strips to soak for at least a day. Many times these buckets will sit a few days before we get around to turning the soaked paper back into pulp. We have found that thoroughly soggy strips are easier to pulp. We try to keep several…

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