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Resilient Building Construction
with Insulated Concrete Forms

Rebuilding after a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, can be a daunting task. With Miami-Dade approved Quad-Lock ICFs you can quickly rebuild bunker-strong and ultra-efficient building shells that increase occupant safety, health & comfort, significantly reduce costs of insurance, and cut their environmental footprint & energy costs.

Elevated ICF Home under construction survived Flood and Winds from Katrina
Flood Resistant
This Quad-Lock & Quad-Deck home in Dewey Beach, DE, withstood the impact of Hurricane Sandy with no damage.
Storm Resistant
H.C. Moore Library in the Bahamas, built with Quad-Lock, is specified to double as a Disaster Relief Center/Hurricane Shelter.
Impact Resistant

How it Costs Less in High-Risk Areas

Sample Calculation:
- Borrower finances 100% of Building Upgrades
- 4.25% 30-year mortgage
Traditional Home
& Mortgage
Quad-Lock Home
& Energy-Efficient
Resilience, Energy, IEQ Upgrade Costs - $30,000
Home Value $300,000 $330,000
Down Payment $66,000 $66,000
Mortgage Amount $234,000 $264,000
Monthly Mortgage Payment (P & I) $1,151 $1,299
Monthly Heating & Cooling Cost $300 $150
Monthly Insurance Cost $400 $150*
Total Monthly Payments $1,851 $1,599
A much Better Building for $3,000 less per year with the upgrades paid for!

* Insurance Discounts require proof / certification of loss mitigation

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How it Works

Reinforced Concrete Building Shells provide:


Flood Area Construction - Elevated Concrete Building

Elevated Building Construction provides:

Quad-Lock's Insulating Concrete Forms accomplish all of the above, plus:

Build disaster-proof before storms strike, not afterward


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Related Content

Miami-Dade Approved

FORTIFIED™: Resilience Standard for Insurance Incentives

FLASH® Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

Build disaster-proof before storms strike, not afterward

Concrete House Stands up to Katrina (FEMA report)

Safe Rooms Print Version - Hi-Res

Award-Winning Projects:

Safe Dewey Beach House, DE

Safe and Efficient Home, FL

College Library - a disaster relief shelter, Bahamas

Elevated Floors to Rebuild School hit by Katrina, LA

More Info on Disaster Resistant Buildings:

FEMA Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction

The tornado-proof home: is it possible? Washington Post article

Disaster-Resistant Replacement Homes by ICF Builder magazine

Safe Rooms and FEMA Safe Room Resources

Tornado-Resistant Concrete Houses by engineers Kenneth A. Luttrell and Joseph C. E. Warnes