RECOVERY, HOUSTON 2018
JUST AS THE FLOOD ARRIVED street by street, and house by house, Houston's recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues mostly at the scale of the family home - and that's the focus of the CATEGORY-5 STORM DEFENSE HOUSE.
THE STORM'S IMPACT IN 2017, after severe floods in 2015 and 2016 underlined the need for better answers to high water than simply repairing wet, moldy homesteads - again and again. Certainly, those answers must include public works and more regulations. But an arguably more important factor is that Houston is, and will remain fundamentally a place of houses. The city will fully revive only with renewal of the family home's promise of security, still widely at risk from bad weather.
CATEGORY-5 PARTNERS IS DEDICATED TO RECLAIMING HOME SECURITY through superior high-strength steel construction, in the form of the CATEGORY-5 STORM DEFENSE HOUSE. Developed over a period of a dozen years, in three states, and in locations both urban and rural, our technology has proven its value aesthetically, and in terms of rugged practicality. Put simply, our approach is to combine certain traditional and quite conventional materials - especially including high strength steel from Electric Arc Furnaces - in completely new, mutually supportive assemblies for the exterior envelope and interior layout. The result is a revolutionary new kind of house that is much more durable and much, much stronger than ever before found in Houston - or in the United States, generally.
CAN THIS BUILDING ASSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF YOUR FAMILY? CAN YOUR NEW HOME MAINTAIN ITS VALUE DESPITE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE AND ECONOMICS? THE ANSWER IS, YES!
The CATEGORY-5 STORM DEFENSE HOUSE can deliver on these promises because, regardless of the weather, it is:
HIGHER THAN THE FLOODS
STRONGER THAN THE WINDS
COMPATIBLE WITH HOUSTON NEIGHBORHOODS
FRAMED AND ENCLOSED WITH 95+% RECYCLED MATERIALS
BUILT AT THE MEDIAN COST FOR FIRST CLASS HOME CONSTRUCTION