May 23, 2011
Adyson Masters plays without a care in the world. Partly because she's a child, and partly because her parents have taken extra steps to ensure her safety.
Those steps were taken following her mother's close encounter with natural disaster.
The Portland Cement Association commissioned a Texas Tech University study to develop a new test to simulate the impact of wind-driven debris on homes.
Winds of 70 mph propels a wooden plank like a missile and shatters a section of traditional wall.
But the same test against a cement wall damaged the outer shell of the home, but was unable to penetrate the concrete wall.