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Poured Footers & Walls

Poured Footers and Walls The stability of any structure almost always boils down to its foundation. Unfortunately, natural disasters have revealed that many of today's structures, especially homes, have weak foundations. Such weakness not only costs a lot of money, but also can claim lives.

But, you should not suffer the same fate. At Prime Site Work and Concrete, we ensure that all of our completed projects conform with, and even surpass, industry standards.

No more headaches about weak structural works on your property, since our engineers and certified masons only perform sound and safe construction methods and techniques. An example of this is our preference for poured footers and walls.

The Benefits of Poured Footers

Poured Footers and Walls Every foundation is supported by a footing. This ensures that the entire structure will never collapse because of changes in temperature, compaction, and movement of the soil.

In this regard, we can't think of any better option than poured or cast-in concrete, since it can be molded into any specifications necessary and it is flexible to changes and movements of the soil.

Typically, the higher the soil bearing capacity, the thicker the footings should be. Another factor to consider is the planned structure. For one, its weight will add pressure to the footers; therefore, the heavier the structure, the thicker the poured footers should be.

Also, a three-story wood-frame construction in clay soil should have a 17-inch wide footing. But, if it's made of masonry materials, then the footing has to be 30 inches in width.

Poured Walls: A Better Option

Poured walls are not as sensitive as poured footings, but they need to be stable and durable just the same. While there are other methods for building walls; the poured technique remains the best because it is installed right then and there.

Concrete blocks, for example, have to be stacked on one another. This may be visually appealing, but the technique compromises the walls' stability. Blocks also use steel bars for added stability, but even with that, poured walls remain to be more stable.

Cast-in-place walls have no hollow points, thus, they are firm through and through. This firmness reduces wind and water intrusion while resisting termites, mold, and fire. Such quality makes them survive the strongest wind and the most unforgiving disasters.

The "reduced" intrusion, however, suggests that poured footers and walls can be porous. But, that's a good thing because this quality helps in cooling down or warming up the area, whichever is necessary.

Why Choose Our Company?

There is no doubt—poured footers and walls will build the best foundation for any structure. But, its durability still depends on the craftsmanship of the builders.

Good thing Prime Site Work and Concrete can provide you with expert manpower to perform these jobs. Our sufficient manpower likewise allows us to complete any size of project in a timely and professional manner.

We also have access to the best masonry materials needed for poured footers and walls. In addition, we have complete tools, devices, and machinery needed to carry out even the toughest concrete works.

Here at Prime Site Work and Concrete, it has been our passion to render the best construction service since we started. This is why we guarantee our work no matter how small or big it is.

So, for the most stable poured footers and walls or other construction needs, there is no better company to turn to than Prime Site. Call us today and we'll gladly give you estimates and expert consultation free of charge.
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