Life Safety

Bautex Block – Storm Safety

Meets FEMA Requirement for Storm Zone Safe Rooms

Through rigorous testing performed by ICC accred­it­ed third-party lab­o­ra­to­ries, the Bautex Wall System has proven its strength, dura­bil­i­ty, and stability in extreme wind con­di­tions, whether the windy plains of West Texas or the hurricane-vul­ner­a­ble Gulf Coast.

Bautex Walls assembled with simple masonry veneer also meet ICC 500 as well as Federal Emergency Man­age­ment Agency FEMA 320 and FEMA 361 guide­lines for res­i­den­tial and community safe rooms in storm zones with potential wind speeds up to 250 miles per hour (Zone IV). By meeting the FEMA require­ments for wind debris pen­e­tra­tion, the Bautex Wall System provides tremen­dous levels of pro­tec­tion in extreme weather events, and meets insurance require­ments for buildings located in hurricane and tornado prone areas of the United States. 2015 building codes require storm safe rooms for schools in tornado prone areas, this includes a large swath of north and west Texas.

Watch our flying debris video.