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DAC-ART Building System
Hurricane Proof Home Building Project on the Gulf Coast
Step by step photos--Page 2
|This page is a continuation of the step-by-step construction
of the small Gulf Coast Italian styled coastal modular concrete dry stacked
block hurricane proof vacation home, built in 2002. The small house has survived thru numerous famous storms.
The first row of wall concrete blocks
After the first two courses of DAC-ART blocks were set, a clear acrylic sealer/finish was sprayed on the concrete floor. It went on white & dried clear. A piece of cardboard was all that was necessary to shield the blocks. The color of the floor darkened slightly after the finish coat.
The interior of the DAC-ART block is filled with concrete which flows horizontally through the blocks as well as vertically. Notice the electrical boxes precast into the DAC-ART blocks. The wiring will run thru the center of the blocks, so conduit is added as each course is added. You will want to be sure that your plans include all your electrical outlets cable and phone outlets from the beginning. If you plan to use cable Internet access, plan for that, and if your computer has a TV tuner, include two cable outlets where it will be used.
Skip ahead to see our finished hurricane proof home.
2005 Hurricane Katrina Photos
See How well we did ..again
2004 Hurricane Ivan
See how well we survived.
See the photos of our house in the three Tropical Storms we had in 2002 here.
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