Rebuilding Resilient: Breezy Point

PCA, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), and others partnered together to help create a hurricane strong home for a deserving Breezy Point resident, Diane Hellriegel. 

Forced from her Breezy Point home by the wind, waves, and flooding of Superstorm Sandy, Diane’s new home demonstrates best practice and code-compliant coastal construction using a variety of strong, innovative materials.

Diane's new home has a solid concrete foundation and an elevated living space to resist flooding and high winds while boosting energy efficiency and fire resistance. The design features a variety of innovative materials, including:

  • Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam
  • Concrete roofing tiles
  • Fire-resistant decking materials
  • Flood vents
  • Hurricane straps
  • Insulated concrete form (ICF) walls
  • Lightning protection system
  • Water and airtight structural sheathing
  • Whole-home generator

Concrete and masonry homes are resilient. They withstand high wind events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and heavy storms and the building systems are adaptable to any type of architectural style to make homes beautiful and customizable. Resilient concrete and masonry homes are also quiet, comfortable, and energy efficient. 

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