|BENEFITS for HOMEOWNERS
Construction with the SmartBlock™ forming system also significantly affects life inside a house.
A homeowner saves on energy costs. The insulating power of variable-type SmartBlock™ is rated at a high R-24 equivalent. This exceeds IRC and IBC guidelines prescribed by the U.S. Energy Policy Act and prevents loss of expensively heated and cooled air much more effectively than standard stud-and-batt wood walls. Actual energy savings of 50% have been seen by homeowners. A couple in Boulder City, NV spends $690 per year on utilities when neighbors in 2x6 homes pay $200+ for A/C in summer!
The buffer of SmartBlock™ foam and concrete also offers a sense of ease. There is enhanced protection against fire, because SmartBlock™ slows the transmission of blazing heat into a home interior four times longer than wood walls. Insurance rates are reduced with this type of concrete/masonry construction. And a solid SmartBlock™ home has an improved chance of surviving natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes.
Life inside the home is more peaceful due to SmartBlock™'s acoustic insulation. If a jet plane were to thunder to a landing 3,000 feet away, it would generate a noise of 70 decibels. Indoors, the sound would be hushed to a whisper.
SmartBlock™ is environmentally friendly. No chloroflourocarbons are released during manufacture to harm the earth's ozone layer. The material is non-toxic and inedible, so it does not attract insects, bacteria, or fungi. And of course, a SmartBlock™ Home saves precious lumber resources and uses less energy to heat and cool.
Finally, a SmartBlock™ Home can offer a bonus of space. If a basement is included, it comes automatically insulated, smoothly finished, and dry, with the ambiance of an upper floor. It's an entire extra level of living, superior to a basement expensively finished in the conventional way.The following table compares SmartBlock™ built walls to other methods of construction.
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