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.
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
They are the quickest method of foundation construction. An entire foundation is typically installed in several working days. This fast construction cycle means that carpenters and other trades can start to work earlier.
Fewer problems - more serviceable. The durability of concrete walls is unequalled. Concrete foundation walls are resistant to:
- fire and wind
- decay, mold & mildew
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.
Solid Cast-in-Place concrete foundations have consistently higher resale value - just ask your realtor.
They are versatile in terms of shape, height, dimensions, 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/patterns
Balancing the effects of growth against its environmental impact, the sustainability of cast-in-place walls is enhanced when concrete is used for your foundation material.
They are inherently water tight. Cast-In-Place walls are monolithic (no joints) which means a drier basement.