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Cast Concrete Home Using Corrugated Paper Forms

Corrugated paper forms could be developed for casting homes. “Cast in place” concrete is easy, inexpensive, and tough. Provides durable long term housing.

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Solution

Some Of The Advantages:

•      Corrugated paper forms

–      Relatively cheap

–      Light - can be transported and handled easily.

–      Recyclable– after being used several times can be recycled locally.

•      Using concrete as the building material

–      Cheap – concrete is a relatively low cost material.

–      Available globally, even in remote locations – Cob, fly ash, mud-crete, paper-crete, rammed earth could all work as well..

–      Durability – concrete is durable and has low susceptibility to deterioration from weather and insects, fires, floods, earthquakes, and it is bullet proof.

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