Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the
world! It has been used for centuries. Cast-in-Place concrete walls
and concrete as a building material have proven themselves time and
Local and Labor
They use local materials and labor which gives the builder
greater control of the schedule.
They are versatile in terms of shape, height, dimension, and
cross section (brick ledges, etc.). The modular design of the
forming systems and nature of concrete allows for construction of
complex forms and shapes, including:
curved and angled walls,
walls with an unlimited number of ins-and-outs, steps, and
walls with different textures and patterns.
They are structurally superior. Solid concrete walls have
greater strength than other materials and methods with the ability
They are inherently water tight.
Cast-in-place walls are monolithic - they contain no joints -
which means a dryer basement.
Fewer problems - more serviceable.
The durability of concrete walls is unequalled. Concrete
foundation walls are resistant to:
fire & wind
decay, mold & mildew
Faster Construction Time
They are the quickest method of foundation construction. An
entire foundation is typically installed in a two to three week
This fast construction cycle means that carpenters and other
trades can start to work earlier.
Cast-in-place walls are energy efficient. The concrete in your
basement is an excellent "heat sink." Once the wall reaches ambient
room temperature it retains its heat even if the air cools. Add
insulation to the wall (sandwich or exterior) and below the slab to
create a very stable temperature environment.
Higher Resale Value
Solid cast-in-place concrete foundations have consistently higher
resale value - just ask your realtor.