Category: Fortified Construction

The Carrell Group Discusses Fortified Homes

VIDEO ARTICLE – The Carrell Group’s president, Bruce Carrell, discusses disaster resistant construction techniques on WMBF News. 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 majority of Fortified elements: Impact Glass Windows, Concrete roofs, ICF Wall systems, reinforced roof tie-down systems. Now, with some upgrades in engineering and reviews, homeowners are optimizing insurance discounts for these building methods.

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Alternatively Built Home Wins Award

By Adva Saldinger – asaldinger@thesunnews.com

The Carrell Group, a Little River-based construction company, has won a national award for a house it built using insulated concrete forms, an energy-efficient, weather-resistant material that seems to be gaining popularity in South Carolina.

Insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, are interlocking styrofoam frames supported by steel and filled with concrete that are used to construct walls of homes

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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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SATISFIED CLIENT

When we decided to purchase a second home, a lot of choices came to mind. South Carolina was chosen and then Myrtle Beach. A house in The Dunes came next because of its proximity to the beach. The house was older and to say it needed some work would be an understatement. Who to choose to handle a whole house remodel? The Carrell Group was chosen and the remodeling began. Their ability to offer integrated services was the primary reason for our choice. Access to interior design, architectural expertise,...

- Tami and Jeff Eggleston
The Dunes, 2011

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