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Builders and consumers can choose from a number of foundation options. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, wood basements gained popularity, reaching a national high in 1982 in terms of new home construction starts before builder and consumer concerns about poor fire wall ratings, poor construction techniques, rodent, termite and fungi damage, and the possible toxic effects of arsenic and other preservatives used with wood foundation systems led to a major decline in popularity.
- Low maintenance
- Fire resistant
- Produced by local craftsmen using local materials
- Can be customized to produce decorative effects
- Can be customized to provide additional insulation values
The foundations that are most often compared and debated for new home construction are hollow core masonry blocks and poured concrete foundation calls. Backed by 30 years of experience, we know that foundation walls are best for the following 3 reasons:
- They support the aboveground structure
- They retain the soil surrounding the basement area
- They frame economical additional storage and living space for customers
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In the late 1980s, stay-in-place Symons Aluminum Forms hit the market, providing quicker smoother, stronger foundation.