A Building Material That Proves Itself Time and Time Again
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 time again.
Local Materials & 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 openings,
- walls with different textures and patterns.
They are structurally superior. Solid concrete walls have greater strength than other materials and methods with the ability to resist:
- soil pressure
- water pressure
- construction loads
Cast-in-place walls are inherently water tight. monolithic – they contain no joints – which means a dryer basement.
The Quickest Method of Foundation Construction
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 construction cycle!
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