The quality of your home or new building begins with the quality of its foundation. Poured concrete has made may technological advances, and its still unmatched in durability, water resistance design flexibility.
Poured walls have a comprehensive and flexural strength several times that of block and far beyond the required safety factor of one. An 8" thick poured wall is 8 inches of solid concrete.
Solid wall construction affords at least twice as much protection against fire as hollow core concrete blocks.
An 8" block is about 2" thick with a 4" hollow core followed by 2 more inches of concrete. In addition, poured walls have considerable more reinforcing steel than a block wall.
Poured wall techniques are adaptable to most home designs. Curved, angled, and walls that bow out are never a design issue.
Poured wall construction is virtually maintenance free! Poured concrete walls contain 40% more concrete than hollow core block and have no joints.
Poured concrete walls have a compressive and flexural strength several times that of block and far beyond the required safety factor.
Whats this means is that your foundation has a far greater resistance of breaking under compression.
The increased strength, density, and joint-free construction of poured walls dramatically reduce basement water problems. A watertight basement means fewer service issues for builders, and a far happier homeowner.
A solid wall construction affords at least twice as much protection against fire as hollow core concrete block.
Poured wall techniques are adaptable to most home designs and can even be poured in brick or smooth finish.
Poured wall construction is virtually maintenance free!
Lower insurance premiums are the among the financial advantages of poured wall foundation homes. In addition to being more resistant to wind, poured wall foundation is not vulnerable to fire, mold and termites. The materials and labor costs to construct poured wall foundation homes are less expensive than a wood frame home, affecting the the price per square foot when establishing new home values.