Shell Home Construction

What is Shell Construction?

med_res_gallery_940_cayman_islands_construction-6691Concrete shell construction is designed to provide residential homes and commercial buildings a structurally stable concrete support system while giving ultimate design freedom to the architect. When constructed properly there are numerous benefits to a solid concrete structure. A concrete building can last much longer without expensive repairs, has higher resale value against comparable stick built houses, and structural strength against adverse weather conditions is far superior. When constructed improperly, a building can face leaks, water damage, sagging roofs, and crooked doorways. It is important to bring in experienced professionals to plan your concrete shell construction to guarantee it is done right the first time.

Cayman Concrete Pumping has the skills, experience, and resources to offer the very best in concrete shell construction for residential and commercial needs. Working effectively on projects of any size, we’re confident you won’t find a better choice in the Cayman Islands for your concrete shell construction needs.

Below are some important guidelines and material information which deserve careful consideration for the planning and development of your construction project.


Your contractor is the key to a successful project

Home Construction And Commercial Building Codes

Make sure to work with architects, engineers, and contractors like Cayman Concrete Pumping who are knowledgeable with the local building codes, and are familiar with the required permits. It is essential that your structure is calculated to meet or exceed all building and fire codes before beginning your concrete shell construction project. Your contractor will guarantee that each specification is met throughout the construction process so that your structure is well-built and approved. Local building codes determine numerous concrete shell construction features, including anything from doorway widths to allowable ceiling heights to the size and number of windows to install in each individual room. All shell construction work must be properly inspected by an authorized local building inspector upon completion.

Delivering on time and within budget

At Cayman Concrete Pumping, we’ll make the experience of working with us as hassle-free as possible. We come to each project with all the essential tools and equipment to complete the job. Scheduling around weather conditions, we plan the construction so that you wont be left out in the rain. With project management skills and the experience to create an efficient job site throughout your shell construction we can ensure your home or business construction will be completed on time, every time.

It’s All in the Details

Building codes determine the smallest details of every construction project. We are experienced in the building codes here on the Cayman Islands and strictly adhere to them. Working with our architects or yours, we make sure that everything is properly sized to create a safe structure.

It is important to make sure that walls are flush and straight, corners are square and boards are level. An improperly-built concrete shell construction project will affect the quality of a building. Our thoroughness and attention to detail result in only the highest quality, accurately-built shell structures.


Construction Materials And Concrete Basics


Limestone is defined as any type of rock made up of at least 50% calcium carbonate. It is found mainly in aquatic environments. Limestone is formed by the accumulation of coral, shells, algae and fecal matter from aquatic animals.

Crushed Concrete

As the name suggests, crushed concrete is concrete that has been crushed into small pieces. Many demolition projects require concrete to be removed and recycling it is an environmentally responsible way to turn that waste into new structures. Many companies crush old concrete into small pieces and reuse it in various applications. Some roads are built entirely from crushed concrete.

Limestone vs. Crushed Concrete

The use of concrete as a building material began in ancient Rome. The Romans used a mixture of volcanic sand, water, small stones and lime mortar to create concrete. In its wet form, concrete assumes the shape of the container you pour it into. Concrete forms a strong stone surface once it hardens. All types of concrete contain limestone as a primary ingredient. Limestone is a naturally occurring compound while concrete is a man made material, however, both materials can be used in residential and commercial concrete shell construction.



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