My cellular phone is capable of every little thing,
from GPS directions to star-charting, digital pictures, video…. and today my
iPhone actually predicts me.
So why can’t Americans build re-build stronger/better
homes so they can survive the storms, floods, mold wood rot, etc. If the
climate is getting worse every decade why aren’t the house construction
techniques keeping up?
Remember the story of The Three Little Pigs? The crew
of pigs built house # 1 beyond straw, house # 2 beyond sticks, then on house #
3 they used bricks – looking to outsmart the big bad wolf who kept destroying
their houses. We could all learn something from those 3 little piggies- which
is it pays off eventually to look at time to make a house right.
Some in the homes built after Hurricane Katrina where
created to withstand higher wind loads and to be more mold resistant which is s
good start. When you live along the coast why aren’t house already built to
withstand category 5 storms and on some kind of pilings to hold the structure
off grade level and outside the damaging water? This could be building smart.
Building homes in relationship for the specific region
and climate will be another smart move to make. Home construction will not be
“one size fits all”. In low flood plain or areas prone to flooding,
how come we building homes with basements that aren’t properly drained or
protected from the ceaseless moisture? Seems in my experience it might make
more sense not to develop a house with basements in areas that flood regularly.
In regions that fire wildfires are regular along with frequent droughts, why
aren’t we building fireproof homes and earn it part of the International Residential
Building Code to have all building material fire resistant?… Read the rest
A word that’s central to your survival on Earth. In
the prehistoric ages humans did start to seek shelter through the vagaries from
the weather and ferocious predators. The cave proved to be the very best
shelter for your prehistoric man. In that era humans loved a nomadic life which
made them shift derived from one of spot to another.
Eventually agrarian practices emerged and some
wanderers adopted a pastoral life. This meant staying in one place and
therefore new type of shelter. Thus a thatched structure was most likely
invented which took the contour of an conventional hut soon enough in the
future. This was built using locally available vegetation, stones, wood and
dried straw or leaves by products of crops.
With dramatic change one of many human societies and a
move towards more civilized form, the concrete structures started to emerge.
These were sturdier along with the roof provided excellent insulation from
changing season, rains, hailstorms and snow. The houses were made of mud or
locally available materials and baked tiles were utilized to make the rooftop.
As the evolution advanced more sophisticated
structures started to emerge. The discovery of cement and steel created a major
difference regarding what sort of home is constructed. The basic components of
modern shelters what we should call home, palaces, forts and stuff like that
remain the same today since they were whence these folks were first built.
The central element of the house is a place. It is
composed of a roof, four walls, floor plus an entrance. To this element various
extensions were added. The roof has grown to be much varied and localized based
on the information available and conditions. The room has been modified into
functional space kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom, toilet etc. The walls in
modern household … Read the rest