John J Chando Jr Inc. - Design/Build Blog

Custom Beachfront Home in Ortley Beach, NJ Constructed with Concrete

Posted by Ryan Chando on Sun, May 1, 2016 @ 07:45 PM

We are pleased to announce the construction of the first ever New Jersey Shore custom concrete home on the oceanfront. The home is being built using the latest in Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology. Constructing strong structures is a necessity when building in the harsh beach environment where high winds, large waves, and flying debris are normal events throughout the year. 


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Topics: Concrete Building

How to build a waterfront home on the Jersey Shore (Concrete vs. Wood)

Posted by Ryan Chando on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

Concrete_vs_Wood_How_ICF_Can_Work_For_YouThe benefits of building a house out of stone as opposed to wood has been engrained into most peoples heads since childhood thanks to those 3 little pigs and their run-in with a wolf. But these days home owners at the Jersey Shore have bigger problems than bacon hungry wolves. As we are now into the fall and approach the harsh winter months homeowners have hurricanes, nor’easterns and snowstorms to worry about. To get through these extreme weather conditions it’s a necessity to have a strong house.

Time Magazine named Ocean County, NJ the most dangerous place to live in the United States, basing this claim to the frequency of Natural Disasters. “Tidal surges and storms like Hurricane Sandy make this oceanfront county vulnerable”, they say in their “Answers Issue” which hit newsstands last month..

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Topics: build services, Hurricane Proof Home, Concrete Building