By Ethan Davis
I have been asked from time to time to briefly and simply describe some of the benefits of poured concrete foundation. I think the Concrete Foundations Associations website describes it best as follows:
Poured concrete walls provide builders and owners with stronger, drier, better basements. They offer performance that block walls simply can’t match, at a competitive price.
Poured walls have a compressive and flexural strength several times that of block and far beyond the required safety factor.
The increased strength, density, and joint-free construction of poured walls dramatically reduce basement water problems. A water-tight basement means less call backs for the builder or developer… less warranty problems.
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 offer the choice of either brick or smooth finishes.
Poured wall construction is virtually maintenance free.
You should always consider using concrete on your construction jobs.