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  Issue 42

August 2011  

 Quad-Lock in the News

Coastal Living in Dewey Beach, DE Featured in Concrete Homes Magazine

Safe Home with ICF

This impressive home in Dewey Beach on the coast of Delaware shows off the capabilities of Quad-Lock ICF. Using both Quad-Lock and Quad-Deck this 7100sqft home is ready to stand up to the rugged and unpredictable weather of the Atlantic Coast.


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Surviving the Storm - Are You Ready?


According to the National Weather Service,
severe storms and resulting losses are increasing.

Isn't it time to consider a Safe Room for
you, your family or employees?


Safe Room under ConstructionWhat is a Safe Room?
FEMA's definition is a "hardened" room that is intended to provide a space of refuge. It must be a "room within a room" - its walls, ceiling and floor must be structurally separate from the rest of the house, so that even if the surrounding house is destroyed, the safe room will remain intact. It should be easily accessible from any part of your home.


Following FEMA's guidelines and criteria, you can expect "near absolute" protection from winds and debris during a storm with winds as high as 250mph. Research has shown that you can't get this kind of protection from anything other than reinforced concrete construction.


Why a Quad-Lock Safe Room?
With Quad-Lock walls, a Quad-Deck roof and reinforced concrete, you can build a completely integrated, "hardened room" to keep you and your loved ones safe in the event of a natural disaster.


A Quad-Lock safe room can easily be integrated into any new home design. Alternatively, you can retro-fit a Quad-Lock safe room into your existing home. A safe room can also be used as a secure place for your valuable possessions.


Quad-Lock ICF construction provides:

  • High Wind Resistance - reinforced concrete rooms built to FEMA's guidelines stand up to winds as high as 250mph.
  • Impact Resistance - reinforced concrete structures can withstand the impact of most flying debris from extreme winds with little or no structural damage
  • High Fire Rating - Walls rated at 3 hours (with 6" concrete wall thickness)

Quad-Lock ICF Safe Room Kits*
Available in 8'x8', 10'x10' and 12'x12' Sizes
Safe Room Construction Details


Safe Room Considerations:

  • Safe room must be adequately anchored to resist overturning and uplift.
  • Walls, ceiling and doors of the shelter must withstand wind pressure and resist penetration by wind-borne objects and falling debris.
  • Connections between all parts of the safe room must be strong enough to resist high-velocity winds.
  • Sections of either interior or exterior residence walls that are used as walls of the safe room, must be separated from the structure of the residence so that damage to the residence will not cause damage to the safe room.

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*Note: Kits include ICF Wall & Roof components only. Concrete, rebar, doors, etc. available from your local provider.


Advanced Training in Atlanta, GA, October 26-27


ICF TrainingQuad-Lock's popular 2 Day Advanced Training Seminar is being offered in Atlanta, GA on October 26th and 27th. Register today to learn more about Quad-Lock Insulated Concrete Forms, Quad-Deck Floor and Roof System and our R-ETRO High Performance Insulation System.


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