Archives: September 2011

The Carrell Group Discusses Hurricane Proof Building Materials

VIDEO ARTICLE – The Carrell Group’s president, Bruce Carrell, discusses hurricane / disaster resistant building materials and construction techniques (FORTIFIED ®) with WMBF News Meteorologist, Marla Branson. FORTIFIED® is the program established by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety in order to produce the most disaster resistant shelter, often resulting in insurance reductions.

For many years, the Carrell Group has been building with the high majority of Fortified elements: Impact Glass Windows, Concrete roofs, ICF Wall systems, reinforced roof tie-down systems.

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SATISFIED CLIENT

Living on the waterfront in the NC coast is beautiful and has many advantages, but it is also a challenging environment for a house. With no buffer, the house is daily subjected to strong winds, salt air, and ocean noises. Then during any type of storm, the water and wind are fierce! The ICF concept is ideal for this environment. Its benefits are many, but I summarized them by saying "that the house is tight ...almost like sealed". Noise is minimal, water issues are of little concern because...

- Jerry Reynolds
Calabash, NC 2006

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