Hemp can be made into any building material including fiberboard, roofing, flooring, wallboard, caulking, cement, paint, paneling, particleboard, plaster, plywood, reinforced concrete, insulation, insulation panels, spray-on insulation, concrete pipes, bricks, and biodegradable plastic composites which are tougher than steel. The first US home made of hemp-based materials was completed in August 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina.
Hemp foundation homes and buildings are self-insulated including thermal and sound insulation and are resistant to rotting, rodents, insects. They are very durable, fire proof, waterproof, weather resistant, infrangible, vapor permeable and impermeable to liquid water. Buildings constructed from hemp materials have been found to use less energy, create less waste and take less fuel to heat than conventionally constructed buildings.