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Moore Family Rebuilds Tornado Resistant Home

Moore Family Rebuilds Tornado Resistant Home

Davis family rebuilds home with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) after home destroyed in May 2013 tornado.


(Oklahoma City, OK, April 28, 2014)

 The Davis family is currently rebuilding their home in Moore, Oklahoma after it was destroyed in the May 2013 tornado. Their home was located at 405 Stonebridge, south of Fourth Street, just west of Eastern in Moore, Oklahoma. Their entire neighborhood was wiped away in the F5 tornado. Brenda and Charles Davis decided to rebuild their home using ICFs, Insulating Concrete Forms, one of the strongest methods of disaster resistant construction available. The Davis’ have just begun stacking the ICF panels and lining the walls with steel rebar in preparation for filling the foam blocks with concrete.

 [NOTE: Brenda Davis will be available for media onsite Tuesday, April 29th at her home construction site at 405 Stoneridge, Moore, OK 73160 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. BuildBlock staff will also be available to explain about the product.]

 Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. Insulated concrete forms combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength and noise reduction. The forms stay in place providing high efficiency insulation, don’t break down over time, and are fire and earthquake resistant.

 “We decided if we were going to rebuild our home in Moore, we wanted to be able to withstand an F5 tornado.” Brenda Davis, Homeowner

 “ICF homes are incredibly strong, they resist damage from fire, earthquake, and high winds such as tornados. And the walls perform like R-50 insulation. They may cost 3-5% more when building your new home, but the energy efficiency starts saving you money immediately.”

Mike Garret, BuildBlock CEO

Company Information

BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC is the manufacturer of BuildBlockInsulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) the most environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient and disaster resistant methods of residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through its 13 manufacturing facilities located in Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Idaho, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, California, Minnesota, Missouri, and Canada.


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