safe solutions for tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes


Why build a concrete home if the roof will blow off?

The simple answer is ... DON'T!

Safe Residential & Commercial Solutions

Build a concrete house with Montenero - safe concrete homes with roof poured as one monolithic unit built to withstand Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and Earthquakes in regions prone to such conditions.




How It Works – Prefabricated But Not A "Prefab" Home

  1. Safe Room addition or Safe Room/Home planned and designed
  2. Montenero four-sided concrete structures pre-fabricated offsite.
  3. Foundation slab constructed at homesite.
  4. Montenero Concrete structures delivered to homesite and locked in place to foundation.
  5. Traditional exterior and interior construction completed on site without the time required to construct traditional ceilings and walls.
  6. Results: a traditional looking dwelling with a Montenero Concrete Safe Room or Concrete Safe Home between the exterior architecture and interior finishes.
 
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Montenero Concrete Safe Places to Live

Safe concrete homes, suites, and dual purpose rooms built to withstand tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Montenero Concrete Safe HomesDestroyed communities, homes and lives after a major weather event or natural disaster are a reality for families and businesses in tornado alley states, coastal hurricane corridors and fault line areas. There is a way to minimize the risk of property damage and personal injury. It begins with designing modular concrete fabricated safe rooms and safe homes built to withstand nature’s most devastating onslaughts. Montenero's exclusive concrete safe rooms and concrete safe homes go beyond storm shelters to become dual purpose livable spaces designed to withstand the highest category events.

Living in a tornado, hurricane or earthquake prone region means living with the threat of major property damage and potential life-threatening disasters. In states like Florida, California, and Oklahoma, among others, multiple major disasters can occur over a few years or even months. Building concrete modular homes is the solution and Motenero has perfected a design that delivers safety and lasting value without sacrificing curb appeal.

Here are just some of the many benefits of Montenero Concrete Safe Rooms and Concrete Safe Homes:

  • Unique four-sided concrete containers engineered to lock with a foundation creating concrete containers that can withstand top category events.
  • Five-sided concrete containers with roof poured as an integrated and seamless part of the container, unlike common concrete forming and truss techniques.
  • Modular design allowing flexibility for concrete safe rooms, safe zones or full concrete safe homes.
  • Works in combination with traditional "bricks & sticks" construction for architectural and floor plan design flexibility.
  • Pre-constructed containers built off site attach to traditional slab with a unique locking mechanism allowing for new home construction or additions in less time than traditionally designed and built dwellings.
  • Concrete safe rooms and homes withstanding structural damage making rebuilding less expensive and timely in the event a disaster strikes.
  • Cost per square foot competitive with traditional constructed homes.
  • ADA access and egress (also children) - don't run to safety, live in safety.

Homeowners in disaster-prone regions, with homes built using traditional construction methods, face the very real possibility of extensive financial loses from damage that can destroy entire dwellings. Worse, injury and death can happen in minutes when families live in homes that are not equipped to withstand killer tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes.

Concrete safe rooms and entire concrete safe homes, utilizing the exclusive Montenero concrete fabrication system, can provide peace of mind with structures designed to withstand nature's onslaught. Montenero fabricates modular concrete sections that can be used to create a safe room, safe zone or even an entire safe house. A Montenero concrete modular home can have the same architectural style and interior finishes as a traditionally constructed dwelling. But under this lies a contiguous five-sided concrete structure that is virtually indestructible. Even the roof will not blow off since it is a fully integrated contiguous part of the structure.

Learn more about Montenero Concrete Safe Homes here on the website. Contact us for information about adding an addition, rebuilding a damaged dwelling or designing and constructing a brand new Concrete Safe Home. There is no better solution for safer homes and buildings in Moore, Oklahoma, along tornado alley, or any place where destructive natural events can occur.

Montenero Concrete Safe Rooms and Homes

Montenero concrete safe homes are designed to comply with FEMA P-320, "Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room for your Home or Small Business," and FEMA P-361, "Design and Construction Guidance for Community Safe Rooms," Our concrete design criteria includes stone aggregate (normal weight), 28-day compressive strength (f'c) of 3,000-5,000 psi and grade 60 reinforcing bars. In accordance with "Summary Report on Debris Impact Testing at Texas Tech University" (WISE, 2003) and "Construction Materials Threshold Testing" (WISE, 2004), 4-in. of concrete, as described above in the FEMA documents, reinforced with #4 rebar spaced at 12-in. on center each way and/or 4-in mesh is resistant to the 15 lb. 100 mph tornado wooden missile, and therefore approved for the construction of tornado shelters and safe rooms.  Click the link to find out more about FEMA and the Texas Tech Wind Institute.