New Construction standards are changing the way we build homes. Here are some of the things we did at Tanin Villas with our latest townhomes.
1| Lift the slab 1′-2′ off the ground. Using a stem wall and fill, we lifted the ground slab 1′-1″ off of the ground. This helps us to keep any flooding from getting into the building, ruining drywall and electrical systems.
2| Use roof tie-downs to prevent uplift during major wind events. The tie-downs are embedded in the tie beam going around the top of the building.
3| Buck the openings to prep for window and door installation. This allows for a stronger connection when the windows and doors are installed so they cannot be ripped out of the opening.
4| Purchase impact windows and doors to prevent flying debris from damaging glass. Ensure all windows and doors have adequate latches that would prevent accidental opening.
5| Trench electrical connection to meter box in order to prevent disconnection during a storm event. Hanging wires are easily compromised.
6| Keep horizontal elements thin, with openings in order to prevent wind updraft.
7| Plant trees that have deep root systems, such as live oaks. This would prevent future issues when trees mature.