These concrete shelters can be built in under an hour – just add water
Concrete Canvas Shelters are rapidly deployable structures that require only water and air for construction that could be built for less than an hour.
These structures are made from Concrete Canvas which is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, waterproof and fire-resistant concrete layer.
Building a Concrete Canvas Shelter is extremely easy and can be done by two people.
To begin, a concrete canvas bag is laid out where the shelter will be – this inflatable bag consists of a concrete canvas outer bonded to a plastic inner.
The bag is then inflated and subsequently hosed down with water. This addition of water sets the concrete’s hardening into motion. Once the concrete sets and cures in a 24-hour period, the shelter is ready to be occupied!
Compared to traditional soft skinned tents, Concrete Canvas Shelters have many advantages.
First, they are much more durable and have a design life of over ten years. In addition, Concrete Canvas Shelters provide more security and protection than standard tents.
The concrete structures also have the ability to be covered with sand or earth to create additional insulation and protection.
These shelters have a wide range of potential uses ranging from housing for an event to a temporary shelter during a natural disaster to providing living spaces.