Have you ever thought of spending a little extra on the investment of a CONCRETE home? Well, think about this… Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, etc. have demolished thousands of homes, while concrete homes remain standing after the devastation. Natural disasters that we have no control over could easily take away that roof over your head. However, with a concrete home, your investment is well protected. In essence, you get what you pay for… Spend a little more now on a concrete home that is sturdy and reliable; Save more over the lifetime of the home.
The many other benefits of concrete construction include:
Ability to withstand hurricanes, floods, and other serious weather conditions, concrete acts as a barrier to these elements and natural disasters.
Concrete offers design flexibility with size and shape. Large or small, round or squared, a concrete home can be designed to your liking. Also, designs can be easily stamped into concrete to create beautiful patterns.
Recognized by insurance companies as being the safest form of construction when threatened by fire, concrete slows the spread of flames. In turn, it minimizes damage caused by fire and could potentially save lives.
Water Damage Prevention
Due to its solidity, concrete has a great resistance to water damage and leakage.
Insects are less likely to infest solid concrete structures, in comparison with wood-framed homes.
Quiet and Comfortable
Acting as a barrier to sound, concrete homes are quieter than wood-frame counterparts. Concrete also prevents air leakage, which keeps homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Ingredients of concrete (water, aggregate, and cement) are abundant in supply and take a lesser toll in their extraction than other construction materials. Processes are energy efficient with minimal waste.
Long term cost savings
Save on homeowner’s insurance and overall maintenance costs… Less need for termite treatments and HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning).
Concrete structures, old and new, can be found all over the world — from Centre Point in London to Pantheon’s Dome in Rome to the Hoover Dam in the US. Whether it is a building, dome, dam, or home, concrete offers many construction benefits that can last a lifetime and generations to come.
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