RESIDENTIAL BASEMENT WALLS AND RETAINING WALLS
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Why concrete poured basement walls are better than block walls.....
Solid concrete has an ultimate flexural strength that is greater than block, making it better able to resist cave-ins caused by lateral pressures of wind, earth, and water. Its ultimate compressive strength is also greater, making it better able to support vertical building loads. In addition, poured concrete walls get stronger as they age - for up to five years.
Poured concrete basements need virtually no maintenance. Concrete's composition is resistant to rot, decay, rodents, termites, and fungi. Poured concrete is also nontoxic, containing no preservatives to become free upon contact or by leaching. Solid concrete basement walls take care of themselves.
Because of it's increased density and joint-free construction, poured walls offer twice the fire resistance of hollow core block.
Controlling costs is one of the biggest concerns of homebuilders and buyers alike. Efficient modern construction methods make poured basement walls cost competitive with block walls. When you can get this much performance at a comparable price, why look any further?
Solid concrete walls are essentially impervious to the passage of water. Solid concrete has fewer and smaller voids than block and is less porous. It offers almost twice the density of a hollow core block wall and weighs approximately 50 pounds more per cubic feet. This makes concrete basements drier.
Poured wall construction is adaptable to all home styles, including ranches, duplexes, split levels, modular home, condominiums and apartments. Poured concrete fits in perfectly with today's diverse lifestyles.
Using poured wall construction gives the builder a head start on framing. A typical installation involves a three-day cycle. When compared to block construction this saves the builder time, increases productivity, and results in a superior basement.
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Poured concrete basements are probably the most common type construction. People prefer this option because it’s sturdy and simple. As the name suggests, poured concrete basement construction begins with the pouring of a footing for the foundation.
Forms are used to hold the wall in place as they dry. This results in strong basement walls that don’t typically cause any problems.
If you want to build a concrete retaining wall, you should consider pouring the wall rather than making it out of concrete Center blocks. A poured wall is much stronger and generally last many more years than a block wall.
As beautiful as they are functional, freestanding and retaining wall systems take your style to new levels of interest and refinement.
The interlocking Pro® retaining wall system is an ideal choice for large-scale projects. With a rough-hewn face style, it gives landscapes substance and stability.
FREESTANDING WALLS VS. RETAINING WALLS: UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCES IN WALL SYSTEMS
When selecting the right wall for your outdoor landscape, it’s important to know what type you need. Retaining walls and freestanding walls both serve different purposes, and Belgard has paver wall blocks to match your desired look and functionality.
The position of a home on flat or sloping ground is typically what determines if a freestanding wall or a retaining wall is required. Freestanding walls are better used when the ground is flat, and are more commonly used to divide landscapes into different areas, helping to break up open space and add visual interest to your yard.
Retaining walls are required for slopes and structural support purposes, as they use footings to hold a wall in place and better retain soil.