Can I Make A Hemp Binder?

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Not recommended! There are those that mix their own binder from common recipes, as it is less expensive than purchasing pre-mixed binders. There are two primary factors that play into deciding whether this is the best choice for you, not the least of which is product liability. The other is having the proper engineering and technical data required by your local building department.

Tradical® binder is a commercially available binder that has been extensively tested for use in construction applications with hemp shiv. The good news is that as a building material, lime has been used in construction for thousands of years, and there is a wealth of material data available if you are diligent.

Watch the below video, where we test some lime binders for a project in Virginia Beach, for more information.