Ever since poured walls became more prevalent in new home construction the question has been asked which is better a block basement wall or a poured basement wall. For many years we at Cobblestone Builders utilized masonry block wall construction in all of our new homes. Then our contractor of choice, L. Griel, changed from what was then the norm using block walls and ventured into poured wall construction and ever since then we have been constructing our basements using this method.    Concrete Pump

Why? Well in our opinion and now with time tested results we have experienced less problems with poured walls than block. A poured concrete wall takes less time to install, has more mass, is joint free, typically is between 6 and 10 inches thick and with the steel rebar that is placed inside the wall it assures you of a less problematic way of constructing a basement wall.

We understand that no one ever wants their basement to leak but if a poured concrete wall should have a leak another advantage is that these can easily be fixed by a professional with epoxy injection and require no excavation like a block wall would.

Basement WallsFor our poured walls we specify 4000 psi concrete set in place with a pump truck, horizontal steel rebar, vertical steel rebar when needed for additional tensile strength, footings that are formed with a modern drain control system called form-a-drain, have a keyway in the footings to resist lateral pressures and they are made with an attractive brick pattern.

A foundation of a home is clearly a critical component and should remain trouble free for a very long time and this is why we choose poured walls.

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