Choosing style over substance can prove deadly

How dumb does one have to be to build a structure in an area that is known as “Tornado Alley” using hollow tiles with no grout and steel rebar in each cell? What a silly way to save money.

The next time you see pictures of weather-caused devastation, note the many hollow tiles littered across the landscape that are indeed hollow.

It is just another example of putting style over substance that appears to be so prevalent in many endeavors these days. After all, an ungrouted structure looks the same as a grouted one, doesn’t it? What else matters?

Dan Speas