Cast-In or otherwise known as Pour-In walls are a technique in which the concrete is poured in to form the foundation. Cast-In-Place walls are also 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 because it acts as a mild insulator. You can add insulation to the wall (sandwich or exterior) and below the slab to create a very stable temperature environment.
The cast-in walls are also structurally superior because they have better lateral strength, which means more resistance to pressure. Solid concrete walls have greater strength than other materials and methods with the ability to resist:
- soil pressure
- water pressure
- construction loads
Faster Construction Time
They are also the quickest method of foundation construction, because of the quick simple process. 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.
Our walls have fewer problems and are more serviceable too. The durability of concrete walls is unparalleled as well. Concrete foundation walls are resistant to many things such as:
- fire and wind
- decay, mold & mildew
Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world being used for centuries. Cast-In-Place concrete walls and concrete as a building material have proven themselves time and time again.
Higher Resale Value
Solid Cast-in-Place concrete foundations have consistently higher resale value because of their quality and integrity – just ask your realtor.
Our walls are versatile in terms of shape, height, dimensions, and cross section (brick ledges, etc.). The modular design of the forming systems and the 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 because of its design and reliability.
The Cast-In walls are also inherently water tight. Cast-In-Place walls are monolithic, (no joints) which means a drier basement. Water tightness is important because without that feature, the integrity of your whole foundation could be at stake.