A solid foundation is essential to building any facility that will last for decades. There are different types of concrete foundations depending upon your locale, so if you're in need of a new foundation, consider the needs of your home. There are 4 different concrete foundation types and our professional concrete contractors have the skillset and experience to install all of them.
Monolith Concrete Slab
They lay/rest directly on the ground and usually get poured all at once. This type of concrete is also known as slab-on-grade. Most homeowners and contractors usually go with this option because they're cheaper to install and will last a long time. One of the disadvantages of this type of foundation is that the sewer and drainage pipes get installed prior to the foundation being poured, So if you have any future issues with plumbing, you'll need to cut into the slab to get to the plumbing issue.
Stem Wall Concrete Slab
This type of concrete foundation takes longer to construct the footer is poured first and then blocks are laid to form a wall up to the finished slab elevation.
Pier and Bean Foundation/Crawl Space Foundation
You will find this type of concrete foundation in older homes and it actually elevates the home, which makes it less prone to flooding. But one of the disadvantages of being elevated is that pests and critters can come into the crawl space. They can cause damage to the beam of the house over time. Also, this type of concrete foundation provides less support for floors than a concrete slab and over time can get water damage.
Cinder Block Foundation
There are pros and cons to this type of concrete foundation. Let's start with the pro first, This type is able to hold more weight on top of the foundation but it does require more money in labor cost and they can be more susceptible to bowing or buckling.
At Finest Concrete, we have the ability to assess your current foundation and provide you with both professional suggestions and apply those suggestions to a solution. So, If you have any questions about your current foundation or which type of foundation that you would need for your new build, give us a call at 636-201-0706 to get a FREE estimate.