Advantages of Slab Foundations
If you are thinking about buying a new house, consider one built on a concrete foundation. This critical component of a house is created by digging about a foot into the ground where it will be constructed, pouring concrete into the hole, and reinforcing it with steel bars. A slab foundation has a significant impact on the structural integrity of the home. Here are the advantages of buying a house built on top of a concrete slab foundation.
Reasons to Choose this Type of Base
Gives Quicker Results
It takes less preparation time to begin building. Plus, concrete slabs dry in less time when compared with other foundation options (crawlspace foundation and basement foundation). That translates in less downtime so that the construction can continue without extra delays.
Keeps Pests At Bay
A concrete slab can protect a home from rodents, termites, other insects that might feed on wooden supports or joints, as no open spaces are available underneath the house. Plus, mold and mildew are less prone to appear contrary to homes build over a basement foundation.
Reduces Risk Damages
Slab foundations minimize the risk of damage from external elements like leaking radon from the basement or flooding.
Cost savings is one of the most attractive benefits, mainly when a contractor has to carve a basement out of a solid rock bed, which is a costly endeavor.
In sum, the labor, excavation, the costs, and the time it takes to complete the foundation are lower since the concrete slab is built on, undisturbed soil.
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