Safewall launches Northeast Florida operations.
Safewall builds safe affordable classrooms to house Sunday
School classes for local church.
BV 160 high volume concrete pump. Safewall uses
special 4500 psi design concrete which is standard on all
Private aircraft hanger - Lake City, FL
Custom Home - Marsh Landing- Jacksonville, FL
Over 700 LF of exterior walls - up to 14' high
Grade 60 reinforcing steel is standard for all Safewall
projects which is 50% stronger than grade 40 which is used on
most residential jobs.
Making Sense of a Confusing Issue
Concrete's Sound Reducing Qualities and Air-Tightness Make Your
Home a Quieter and More Comfortable Living Environment
And Quiet Of Concrete
homebuilding is becoming more scarce and we're forced to build
our homes closer together and near noise sources like highways,
railways, and airports. Concrete homes provide the necessary
sound reducing qualities to provide the kind of quiet comfort we
all look for in a home.
The greater mass of concrete
walls can reduce sound penetrating through a wall by over 80
percent when compared to wood-frame construction. Although some
sound will penetrate the windows, a concrete home is often
two-thirds quieter than a wood-frame home.
for Concrete Homes
Fire-resistance and strength are characteristics of concrete
that continue to make it attractive to the residential
construction market today. Since concrete is incombustible, it
provides superior fire protection. This fire resistance is
recognized by insurance companies, who commonly offer lower
rates to owners of concrete homes. During major fires in
southern California in the early 1990s, for example, concrete
homes were left standing while complete subdivisions burned
around them. Concrete's natural strength and stability have also
proven valuable in regions of the country subject to wind
producing storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Concrete
homes in southern Florida
withstood the effects of major storms in the early 1990s,
sustaining less damage and posing less of a threat to their
occupants' safety than their wood- and steel-frame counterparts.
Concrete's resistance to rot, rust, and infestation by insects
has contributed to its popularity for residential construction
in hot, humid states such as Florida.
Rooms Save Lives
"If you don't
remember anything else I say today, for goodness' sake, build a
safe room in your home when you rebuild," President Clinton told
residents during a visit to Del City after a storm. "We will be
able to save nearly everybody if we can do this."
- from USA Today, July 6, 1999.
Concrete Homes Save Energy
Building a concrete home
saves energy and money. The greater insulation, tighter
construction, and temperature-smoothing mass of the walls
conserve heating and cooling energy much better than
conventional wood-frame walls. This reduces monthly fuel bills.
It also allows use of smaller heating and cooling equipment,
saving money in construction. Once in place, concrete
offers significant energy savings over the lifetime of a
building. In homes and buildings concrete’s thermal mass,
bolstered by insulating materials, affords high R-factors and
moderates temperature swings by storing and releasing energy
needed for heating and cooling.
Habitat and Concrete Bring Quality to Affordable Housing
Homes will save families as much as 44% on energy bills
ATLANTA—Affordable yet high-quality housing has long been the
mission of the concrete home industry, and now it will be a
reality for three families in suburban Atlanta. Using an
innovative concrete wall system, the Gwinnett County Habitat for
Humanity is building two concrete homes, and the South Fulton
County Habitat for Humanity is following suit with its first
concrete home, currently under construction.
Homes built with concrete walls can save owners up to 44 percent
on energy bills, and they are 66 percent quieter than wood
homes—two great benefits that make concrete homes a solid
investment for any family.
What are Customers?
Assessing Your Risk
The True Story Of the 3 Little
This is the true story of the 3
little pigs told by the wolf himself.
New Concrete Alliance Promotes Solid Concrete Homes
Mt. Vernon, Iowa –
Concrete construction for safe and energy-efficient housing has perhaps
its strongest spokesman ever with the recent formation of the Concrete Homes
Council (CHC) based in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
The alliance includes concrete industry systems providers, builders, developers,
concrete contractors, and concrete industries, who advocate above-grade,
cast-in-place concrete construction as the smartest, long-term, and quality
alternative to traditional wood- and steel-framed homes.