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Durability

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Homestead Concrete Homes are durable, long lasting structures. Our precast concrete panel technology protects against fire, mold, weather and seismic forces. 

Will not rot or decay 

Precast concrete, with its high density mpa level, is a natural moisture barrier.  This quality also aids in mold and mildew resistance as there are no cavities in the walls. Generally our homes are plastered with a texture system for cosmetic purposes which acts as a membrane providing added impermeability.
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Resistant to termites & pests
 
Concrete provides better protection against termites and other pests that infest in timber framed houses.Concrete is an unappealing food source for termites etc that often dine on or reside in timber framed walls.
Fire
Greater Fire Resistance 

Solid concrete resists fire significantly better than timber or steel. Recent 'fire-wall' tests have shown solid concrete to withstand a continuous constant temperature of 2000 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 hours without structural failure.  During the test, flames never passed through the walls of the ‘cool’ side of the wall.  By contrast, walls constructed of timber collapsed typically in an hour or less.
Flood
Floods 

Concrete can be easily cleaned and restored with minimal work after the event of a flood. Timber framed homes lined with plasterboard can require extensive re-fitting. In the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, architects and engineers looked at reinforced concrete walls as a solution to keep water out of homes and avoid homes shifting or float away when submerged in flood waters.  

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