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Innovative Missouri Home Leans Heavily on Concrete for Safety from Tornadoes

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When a Missouri man with the destruction of Joplin on his mind began formulating how he'd like to build a home, concrete became the key building material. The 2,400-square-foot, three-story home (with a walk-on roof) is squarish-looking, with exposed concrete walls, both exterior and interior. The home is designed to be tornado-resistant. The walls are built with pre-stressed concrete, reinforced with rebar and 16 pre-stressed high tensile steel cables pulled with a hydraulic jack to thousands of pounds of pressure and permanently bonded with the concrete, according to, a Web site where the owner posts information about the house.

Source: September 10 article in the Southeast Missourian. Read more.

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