Carrying tons of sand bags is a good way of keeping water out when a hurricane is coming. However, the best way to keep water out during a storm is having a home that is built with 100% concrete block. Especially here in Florida, having a home that can stand up to mother nature is critical. Concrete block construction puts eight inches between you and the outside elements while also withstanding winds of up to 250 miles per hour. This provides more security in the event of hurricanes, tornadoes, and even earthquakes.
Keeping water out of your home is the also the key to protecting against mold. A house built with concrete block will minimize water penetration during storms, and even during Florida’s infamous torrential downpours due to the airtight walls. Unlike the studs, joints, and wall sheathing found in a wood frame house, concrete block does not provide a food source for mold.
The choice between hauling a bunch of heavy and messy sandbags, and dealing with post-storm mold and mildew is a no-brainer. Build with block, and be protected during and after the storm!