PPE can be used to make concrete stronger, but you’ll need Automatic Construction to build you an inflatable concrete house in days rather than weeks or months. How does it work? A rolled-up PVC version of the home is transported to the location before it is inflated using air compressors, along with the shoring.
Concrete is then pumped in from one end, while the air is sucked out of the other, and once completed, it takes 2-days to cure. The reusable shoring is then deflated and the envelope kept around the concrete to act as a natural barrier for waterproofing and to make it airtight. Normal insulation and siding can then be installed. So far, the company has built 100-square-foot and 200-square-foot prototypes, with a 650-square-foot house going up now in Upstate New York. Ultimately, Automatic Construction believes it will cost around $10-$30 per square foot, which is much cheaper than the $100-$200 per square foot typically found around the United States.
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For our 100-square-foot and 200-square-foot prototypes, the inflation took seven to 10 minutes with air. Then the concrete pump filled them in 1.5-hours. Including labor, our prototypes only cost $20 per square foot. This is significantly cheaper than anything else,” said Alex Bell, CEO and Co-Founder of Automatic Construction.