Oldcastle Precast Inc., provider of Duratek®, is proud to have constructed the first "Fortified...for Safer Living®" home in Marion County, Florida. This 3 bedroom / 2 bath precast concrete home was built within Belleview's Cobblestone gated community.  Traditional block wall construction can take weeks, while our wall installation can be completed in one to two days, depending on site conditions.  In addition to substantial savings in both time and labor, our precast technology is produced with a high degree of precision and quality control, resulting in a strong and energy efficient (with a rating of R-16) home exterior. 
Precast Concrete products can provide a service life of 100 years, which can be extremely important when calculating life-cycle costs for a project.
Precast Concrete products arrive at the job site ready to install, which can save weeks over cast-in-place construction.
Precast Concrete products are both functional and decorative.  They can be shaped and molded into an endless array of sizes and configurations.
"Fortified ... for Safer Living®" is the new home construction designation granted by the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), a national nonprofit organization based in Tampa, Florida. IBHS works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other property losses by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation standards and practices.

The Precast walls are placed on the foundation.  Standard block walls only provide about 1,800 PSI, while Duratek's walls are engineered at 9,000 PSI to withstand winds of 160+ MPH.The "hurricane safe room" is then constructed from precast.  This also doubles as the Master Suite closet.The refined edges of the precast construction allow for precise door and window installation - up to 1/16 of an inch precision!Full height eave panels ensure the structural stability while the impact resistant windows double the protection to ensure that nothing will penetrate the home's shell.Heavy duty trusses with Simpson hurricane strapping combined with storm resistant "Fortified" classification shingles create a truly disaster-resistant home!This home's impact-resistant doors and windows meet the stringent Miami/Dade hurricane and storm code ratings.  Precast construction also provides added protection against fire. (A PRODUCT OF "CUSTOM WINDOWS OF OCALA", FL.)Interior framing, roof and furring are all Sub-Contractor friendly and typical of current home construction methods in Florida.The columns of the home are also custom and precast manufactured.  Typical heavy stucco is not necessary as precast acts as a natural moisture barrier. Painting, landscaping, light fixtures and other finishing details are all it takes to complete this beautiful "Fortified...for Safer Living" home, while offering it's residents safety and peace of mind when dangerous weather situations arise!

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2180 American Flyer Way
Brooksville, FL.  34604

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Phone:  352.796.5944
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