Aeonian Brick Homes Breaks Ground on the First of Many Hurricane, Flood and Termite Proof Houses

Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:28am EDT

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Aeonian Brick Homes Are Built Using Bricks That Cannot Be Damaged by Flood
Waters, Are Impervious to Termites, Will Not Support the Growth of Black Mold 

SUMMERVILLE, S.C.--(Business Wire)--
Aeonian Brick Homes is pleased to announce that construction will begin on a one
acre lot in Summerville, South Carolina in late August, 2009. This will be the
brick manufacturer`s first home built using its own waterproof, interlocking

The ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for August 3, 2009,
starting at 10:00AM, and all are invited, (download PDF invitation).

The company`s waterproof bricks will be sold to homebuilders and contractors
throughout the United States with a focus on hurricane and tornado prone areas. 

Features of Aeonian Brick Homes:

* Hurricane and tornado proof (sustained winds up to 240 mph) 
* Mold and mildew proof 
* Fireproof 
* Termite and insect proof 
* Soundproof 
* 15 times more insulation than concrete block or wood frame house 
* Saves huge amounts of energy by providing a R-21 heat resistance and R-45
thermal mass in walls and roof 
* Will not sustain water damage from flood waters 
* Home contains no wood, insulation or sheetrock 
* Looks exactly like any other home in the neighborhood 
* 50 year structural guarantee

"We are the only brick manufacturer in the United States that produces a brick
that doesn`t require some type of applied sealant to make it waterproof.
Aeonian`s bricks come out of the mold waterproof," says Founder Don Blalock. 

Don goes on to say, "The energy footprint required to produce the Aeonian Brick
is virtually zero. Traditionally, bricks are fired at thousands of degrees for
one to two weeks, consuming huge amounts of energy. Our brick is steamed-cured
for three days, then placed on racks to continue curing for an additional three
weeks, no huge expenditure of oil, gas or coal is required." 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is tasked with making green buildings
available to everyone within a generation. LEED for Homes is a rating system put
in place by the USGBC to promote the design and construction of high-performance
green homes. 

Aeonian Brick Homes is working closely with Home Energy Group, which is a green
building and energy consulting company serving the Low Country area around
Charleston, South Carolina. They are a certified Home Energy Rater and LEED for
Homes Provider. 

About Aeonian Brick Homes, LLC 

Aeonian Brick Homes is a South Carolina based LLC brick manufacturing company
that has had its bricks tested and certified for home construction in 34 states
by Florida based Davis and Cleaton Engineering. 

Aeonian Brick Homes of SC
Tom Mitchell, VP of Marketing, 843-851-2830; 843-814-2007 (Cellular);

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