Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

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Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

Sasha P Published: Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m.Last updated: Aug. 4, 2020, 6:48 p.m.

Do you have any reviews or suggestions for Gigacrete homes? They seem eco-friendly with a tight building envelope. There's just not much info out there. 

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kenji ramos Oct. 20, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Reply

Hello. 1) Gigacrete coatings are mineral based, therefore not acrylic-based.  2)  Thermal bridging is not an issue because the steel studs are embedded in the foam panels.  3) Gigacrete's exterior StuccoMax coating is waterproof. 4) Gigacrete homes are not limited to hot desert climates. There are Gigacrete houses in the Caribbean (Haiti, Bahamas, US Virgin Islands)   Nor is  freeze-thaw an issue. There are Gigacrete houses in Alaska.  The Gigacrete Building System is hurricane resistant and fire-resistant. In May 2019, the Gigacrete Building System was code approved in Miami-Dade County, an area subject to devastating hurricanes. It's arguably the strictest building code in the US.  Habitat for Humanity has used the Gigacrete system for wildfire rebuild. Recent piece in Bloomberg cited fire-resistance of Gigacrete homes:  For more information, recommend searching Wikipedia, Forbes magazine, Malibu magazine, Business Insider. All aforementioned have articles about Gigacrete.