RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE
IN MIDDLE AMERICA, FLOODS ARRIVE HOME BY HOME. After a storm, it's often said that at first the rain seemed unthreatening, not even unusual. But then, shockingly soon, filthy water was pouring into one home after another.
HOUSTON'S THREE YEAR FLOOD ORDEAL, including Hurricane Harvey in 2017, underscored the need for better answers to high water than the constant repair of moldy homesteads. With the rising tide of extreme weather, these will surely include large public works, though they often fail. Absent effective civil engineering, the burden of homeowner security will continue to rest squarely upon the house itself. Storms in Houston and across the country have shown over and again that without an agenda of elevation, strength and durability, no household is safe.
CATEGORY-5 PARTNERS IS WORKING TO SUPPORT HOME SECURITY with elevated high-strength construction: the CATEGORY-5 STORM DEFENSE HOUSE. Rated for 157+ mph winds and 60” of water, with an inorganic frame and huge energy efficiency, it’s not a band-aid or experiment. The CATEGORY-5 is a rugged and good-looking solution developed over a dozen years, in three states, and in locations both urban and rural.
IT'S NOT A KIT, AND NOT A PREFAB. Building kits and prefabs are notoriously expensive and slow to complete. Therefore, as with the Sears Company homes of 1908-1940, we bundle the CATEGORY-5’s engineered materials with detailed drawings for efficient construction by qualified contractors.
“HIGHER THAN THE FLOOD, STRONGER THAN THE WIND”
RATED FOR 157+ mph WIND STORM
RAISED TO 60"+ ABOVE FLOOD OR GRADE
"FLOW THROUGH" BREAK-AWAY SKIRTS SO FLOODS MOVE QUICKLY PAST
95+% RECYCLED STRUCTURE AND ENCLOSURE
HUGE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
IDEAL FOR SOLAR AND RAIN WATER HARVESTING
AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, TRADITIONAL OR MODERN
MEDIAN COST FOR FIRST CLASS HOME CONSTRUCTION