finishing concrete to look like aged stone

finishing concrete to look like aged stone

Top Benefits Of A Concrete Slab Foundation

by Patrick Taylor

If you are having a house built, you will have to decide what type of foundation you want to have. There are several different types of foundations to choose from, but you may want to seriously consider opting for a concrete slab foundation. Concrete slab foundations are very popular for homes, and they come with a number of advantages that you will not find with other types of residential foundations. Some of the top benefits of choosing a concrete slab foundation when you are having a house built include:

Reduced Costs

If you're trying to reduce the cost of a house or you want to spend money on other areas of the home as it is being built, choosing a concrete slab foundation is an excellent choice. With a concrete slab foundation, a house does not have any type of crawl space or basement. The lack of a crawlspace and basement with a concrete slab foundation results in a much lower price tag. Your concrete slab foundation will be poured very close to the ground after the area is leveled and the soil is properly prepared. 

Fewer Pests

The last thing that any homeowner wants to deal with is a pest infestation. A simple way of lowering the risk of pests in your home is by opting for a concrete slab foundation when you build your house. A big plus with concrete slab foundations is the fact that they can help prevent termite infestations, since subterranean termites will not have access to any wooden parts of your house. Not having a crawl space also limits other types of pests from having easy access to your home.

Save Time

When you're having a home built, you most likely want construction to be completed in a timely manner with few delays. If time is of the essence, a concrete slab foundation is the way to go. Digging a basement or creating a crawl space can take a lot of time, and that will slow down the construction of your house. One of the reasons that many people choose a concrete slab foundation for their house is that it does not take much time to pour the concrete and allow it to dry before construction can proceed. A concrete slab foundation typically consists of several inches of concrete poured low to the ground, so it will be ready to go much faster than a home with a basement or crawl space. 

To learn more about concrete foundations, contact a concrete contractor in your area.


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finishing concrete to look like aged stone

Do you love the look of old stone walls and dream of one day having that look around your home? I was amazed at how my contractor transformed my boring block wall into a real work of art. The contractor used a combination of tools, stamps and stains to finish the concrete and create a spectacular looking stone wall. If this is something you want around your home, take a few minutes to browse through my blog. You will learn about the techniques, materials and styles that you have to choose from to finish just about any concrete surface around your home.