McCain Construction - Basements, Foundations, and Construction

Get started today! (479) 883-0652

Poured Foundation Walls

Concrete block vs. poured concrete foundation walls:

Poured concrete foundation wall advantages

  • Poured walls can be constructed more quickly, saving time and money. It can take 2-3 partial days of work.
  • They are usually 6-1O inches thick and joint-free, so they are considered stronger and drier foundation walls.
  • Provide more flexible floor walls.

Concrete Block wall foundation disadvantages

  • Blocks can look unsightly if they are not applied with a thin layer of mortar on the outside, like stucco.
  • If not filled with concrete and rebar they can be weak structurally & limited insulation.
  • Proper footing and a perimeter drain is required.
  • Since there are seams with block foundations, they are more susceptible to water leakage.