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.