Results of Hurricane IAN: After several hours of 155mph pounding winds (strong Cat 4) with higher gusts, Hurricane IAN destroyed many homes and businesses in Punta Gorda. The home we built (see picture gallery below) was not damaged!
Trees took a a major beating but the home sustained no damage! Other homes in the area were not so lucky. Winds from Hurricane Ian at Englewood, Florida Charlotte County's Harbor Side Marina were clocked at 172 sustained and gusts up to 208 mph. The National Hurricane Center based on these recorded winds may upgrade Ian from a Category 4 to a Category 5 hurricane.
I personally never understood why everyone hasn't built with Omnicrete! Think of it: Our system costs less than a conventionally built home, it resists winds well over a Category 5 hurricane, resists tornados up to 500 MPH, can't get termites, can't get wood rot or mold and can't burn down. As a bonus the energy consumption is 70% plus less, saving hundreds of dollars per month into perpetuity. The only thing I can think of is that people were not properly informed about us. You saw the damage a hurricane can do and now that you know about us, it is time you decided based on common sense and protection for your family!
Rebuilding? Call me. Len Terry (407) 267-5374
Conventional methods of construction (Standard Block & Wood) have two major problems today:
The Chamber of Commerce's quarterly report also shows contractors face increasing challenges due to COVID-19:
—and about to spike even higher
BY LANCE LAMBERT April 13, 2021 5:15 AM EDT
Lumberyards and homebuilders alike have delayed buying lumber from sawmills in hopes the price of the sky-high commodity would finally come back down to earth. It hasn’t budged, and now the buying rush is on ahead of spring and summer projects. This influx of buyers is only further driving up the price. On Friday, the price of lumber per thousand board feet jumped to $1,048, according to Random Lengths. That’s an all-time high, and up 193% from a year ago. That price jump is unlikely to be the last. On Monday, the May futures contract price per thousand board feet of two-by-fours jumped $32 to $1,158. That uptick would have been higher had circuit breakers not been halted 20 minutes into trading—something that occurs when the commodity is up more than $32 during a single trading day.
Advantages of building with Omnicrete are:
Advantages of Living in an Omnicrete Building are:
We use AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) block not standard CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) block used in conventional construction. AAC is manufactured locally and in plentiful supply. The cost of our system has been very stable though these last months as compared to traditional methods of construction.
Plus we build perfectly straight, level and plumb walls which is easier for the trades (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) and less expensive to finish!
Don't delay your project. Build with Omnicrete who has access to unlimited supply of building materials used in it's system. Why do we have materials and other builders don't? We do not use, wood, CMU block, drywall or shingles.
Our costs over the past months of inflation have been in the single digits compared to wood which is 193% and climbing. Since many builders are shifting over to CMU Block due to the scarcity of wood, CMU plants are having trouble keeping up with demand. Applying the laws of supply and demand, when demand out paces supply, costs tend to naturally increase.
Hurricane IAN was no match for our home built in Punta Gorda. It took a direct hit with 155 mph winds. It didn't even sustain a scratch! Many homes, and roofs were destroyed and many lives losts. Our homeowners returned to a home just as they left it!
Thank you Omnicrete!