Not many laypeople understand the nuances of the various foundation types. So you must rely on the best in the business at Cayman Builders. Experience with the local environment is irreplaceable when building quality new homes at affordable prices. Because while one may be less expensive and quicker, you may actually be better off with the more time-intensive solution, especially in the South where rain and wind can play havoc with foundations. Don’t try to figure out for yourself whether you’re better off with a stem wall or monolithic foundation — just call Cayman Builders for answers you can trust.
What Are Monolithic and Stem Wall Foundations?
Monolithic and stem wall are two popular types of foundations for your quality new home. They’re two of the most popular types of foundations because they’re secure and lasting. The foundation forms the most important part of your house. When your foundation has structural problems, you start noticing crumbling, cracking or buckling walls, which can cost a bundle to repair.
For high standard of quality in custom-built homes, Cayman Builders is unmatched. They always insist on using the best materials and types of foundations for its homes, especially if you’re building on your own lot. From building eco-friendly homes with unique open floor plan designs to technologically advanced smart homes, the quality craftsmanship is always superior. Your vision of a dream home is captured and made real at affordable prices.
Designing and personalizing your new home starts by choosing the right foundation. The construction system that begins with a monolithic foundation is quite unique. It uses what’s referred to as the “all-in-one concrete pour” that involves adding all the concrete into the wood foundation mold to form a solid foundation.
Reasons the monolithic foundation may be the right choice for your home include:
One of the biggest advantages of stem wall foundations is that they can work on uneven ground. The construction takes care of the varying heights. To complete a stem wall foundation, the construction usually takes place in three stages:
In comparison to monolithic foundations, construction of the stem wall involves:
From the very beginning, you’re paired with a Cayman Builders representative with decades of experience in custom home building in Florida and Georgia. Every step of the way, professionals advise you on your best options, while explaining the difference in costs and benefits.
Choosing the location that best suits your needs and your budget is a big part of the process when you don’t have your own lot already. While the final decisions are yours, you can rest assured that your interests are always taken into consideration. For the best professional guidance based on decades of experience laying monolith and stem wall foundations, contact Cayman Builders to start your process to build a custom home.