03 Sep 2015

Block Foundation vs. Poured Concrete

There is occasionally debate as to which of the two foundation types is better for a home, poured concrete or cement block. Each has its own advantages and benefits. Builders, architects, designers and homeowners alike, having their different reasons for choosing one over the other, would all agree that either is a safe and reliable choice for your home’s foundation.

Poured concrete with its solid form is sturdy and reliable, where as blocks, a solid choice as well, lend far more decorative elements.

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Foundation cracks

Whichever side of the block foundation vs. poured concrete debate you fall, the time may come that the elements have begun to deteriorate your foundation. Cracks may occur due to shifting or ground settling; mortar joints may have worn away. Any number of things could have caused what initially is a minor problem that, if left unattended, can quickly become a big problem.

If a foundation develops a crack, and that crack is not repaired, it can continue to grow and spread throughout the foundation wall. It can eventually make its way through the wall, thereby, exposing the home to water and rain from outside.

Cost-effective repair solution

There is, however, a cost-effective way to repair small cracks in your foundation wall, and keep them from growing into a bigger problem. The Stabl-Wall™ system is a unique polymer wall bracing system made of advanced technology carbon fiber sheets. Once applied to your foundation wall, The Stabl-Wall™ system will prevent cracks from opening wider, and causing further damage to your home.

Regardless of which foundation type you have, or prefer, unfortunately, over time it can become damaged and potentially result in costly repairs.

If you are in need of a repair, or would like a free inspection of your foundation wall contact us today.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our services and warranty options.