Concrete International: Fortified Forever

Shouldn’t homes be able to withstand natural hazards?


(November 1st, 2012) – The high risk of widespread damage has made private property insurance extremely expensive or unavailable in coastal regions of the United States. State governments have created not-for-profit government corporations to provide protection for consumers that might otherwise be left uninsured against wind, hail, and non-catastrophic water damage (flood damage is covered only by federal insurance). Still, the insurance is quite expensive, and a major storm would likely force huge rate increases for all residents of the affected states. What can be done?

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