Texas Expats Share Their Research On Construction Methods

Cabrera Construction Techniques

Cabrera Construction Techniques

By now you know that Judy and Richard are on track to build their dream retirement home up on the mountain ridge overlooking the ocean in Cabrera Dominican Republic.  Before retiring, Richard was and engineer by training and has begun his investigation of construction practices and methods in the Dominican Republic.  As Richard points out in our video interview, most of the quality homes built in the Cabrera area are built using concrete blocks, usually filled with rebar and concrete in the open areas.  These concrete block walls are topped off with some of the finest stucco work you will find.  These are not your typical concrete block ranch houses you may be familiar with in Florida.  Many of these houses are virtually hurricane proof and very, very solid.  What is amazing is that they can take these concrete block houses and make them look like the finest mansions you will find anywhere on earth.

In fact, some of the finest multi million dollar mansions that dot the coast line in this area are built using this concrete block method.  But not to leave it to chance, Richard is also investigating other construction methods and explains a few in this interview.In this video Richard shares is construction research so far.

I am sure we will follow Judy and Richard’s progress as they complete the plans for their retirement home and follow the progress of the construction.

Amazing Quality Homes

Amazing Quality Homes

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Tim Conley January 14, 2014 at 3:58 am

Having been a homemaker my entire adult life, homes are not only very important to me, they are also of great interest to me. In the upper midwest we have a continental climate with severe winters and hot, humid summers. Most houses are stick built with seemingly little thought to anything more than design trends, and made from many toxic materials. For the most part they are hard to maintain, fussy to clean, and poorly designed for true family living. For me it was refreshing to see the concrete block homes during our Tour. They are simple, solid, and lovely with a fresh, clean look and feel, and my personal favorite. Betty Jean

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