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Hurricane Resistant Homes And How To Build Them

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) The key to surviving the storm is planning ahead, and for many coastal residents, it all starts with the home. There are new storm resistant products on the market and new engineering techniques that are making homes stronger than ever.

Products like concrete filled foam blocks called insulated concrete form (ICF) and impact resistant windows are two popular upgrades people are choosing. ICF walls give you nearly 6in. of concrete between you and the storm. Other storm resistant upgrades are hurricane tie downs.

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Why Choose Carrell to Design/ Build?

  • FREE DESIGN – All Design Work is FREE for clients that build with us. This can save clients thousands in design fees. We DO NOT add extra costs to your construction proposal to cover design. Our goal is to win your construction business. This feature is especially helpful for unique Commercial projects (see our section on commercial design/buildings that we have completed).
  • HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL – Longevity and Tradition- 25 Years building along the Carolina Coast. ALL Carrell’s vendors and subcontractors are paid. You should have ZERO concern about
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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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