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Why Solid Concrete Walls?

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Why Solid Concrete Walls?

There are many reasons why you may want to consider concrete walls for your quality new home. While you can expect to pay more for this type of construction, over the long run, it’s well worth the investment. Since you’re already seeing affordable prices for your quality new custom home built by Cayman Builders, perhaps you’ll splurge for the benefits of solid concrete walls. You reduce energy costs, increase the safety of your home and reduce the risk of pests invading your space. Better air quality, a healthy living environment and a reduction in your carbon footprint combine to make concrete the best choice for eco-friendly homes in the best neighborhoods. Call Cayman Builders to a custom-built home with concrete walls.

Why Should I Consider Solid Concrete Walls?

The many benefits of concrete make it a great option for new home construction in Jacksonville, Florida and Waycross, Georgia. When you want a home that’s sturdy, safe, healthy and attractive — and one that saves time and money during the building process — consider a custom-built home with solid concrete walls.

Th bottom line, however, is that the quality of any construction project depends on the skills of the builders working on it. At Cayman Builders, the quality homes they build with concrete walls are affordable and energy efficient. The company is fully insured, and their team of experts can build your home on your lot <Link to Build on Your Lot> or as part of a move-in-ready project.

What Are Some Types of Concrete Walls?

Homes with solid concrete walls don’t look like caves or dungeons. In fact, you may not even notice because they look like any other home. The two main types of wall systems used to build concrete homes include:

  • Insulating concrete forms (ICFs). These are blocks of Styrofoam that are stacked as walls and concrete is poured in the hollow area. This process leads to a solid reinforced concrete core and a Styrofoam exterior.
  • Solid poured-in-place concrete walls. To build this type of wall, removable reinforcing rods are erected at wall locations. Concrete is poured into these forms and then they’re removed to leave a solid concrete wall in place.

Poured concrete has design flexibility. Solid concrete can work with many different styles of home, including condominiums, duplexes, ranch style homes and split-level homes. If you use Cayman Builders to build your custom home, you and your representative will have a conversation about the inherent advantages of concrete walls.

What Are the Benefits of Solid Concrete Walls?

Cayman Builders recommends solid concrete walls over any other type of wall, especially in the communities they serve. Some of the many benefits of solid concrete walls include the fact that they are:

  • Fire resistant. The density of solid concrete walls offer twice the fire resistance of cinder blocks, and they’re safer than any other type of construction if fire threatens the home. This means you and your family are as safe as possible.
  • Energy efficient. Solid concrete walls provide significant savings in heating and cooling costs. The chance of drafts and temperature fluctuations inside the home are minimized, especially when combined with smart home technology.
  • Strong and storm resistant. This type of home is very sturdy and resists damage caused by wind, water or major storms, events that every Southerner is well acquainted with. Solid concrete walls aren’t vulnerable to deterioration or rot.
  • Resistant to pests. Concrete is resistant to pests that can plague wood-framed houses, such as carpenter ants, termites and rodents.
  • Sound resistant. Concrete can act as a sound barrier to outdoor noises. Since the amount of sound penetrating the walls is much lower, there’s less disturbance from unwanted noise. That means you’ll get a better night’s sleep and feel more relaxed during the day.
  • Healthier living environment. Concrete doesn’t support the growth of mold and mildew, so you’ll have better air quality. There’s less of a chance of air infiltration bringing allergens inside the home. The improved air quality provides overall benefits to the health and well-being of your whole family.

If you’re looking for a green building, concrete is made of natural and recyclable materials. There’s no scrap wood or other debris left at the construction site. That means a home with solid concrete walls is more environmentally friendly.

Do Cayman Builders Recommend Solid Concrete Walls?

Cayman Builders firmly believe you can’t put a price tag on the comfort and safety of your family. They recommend solid concrete walls because having a home with solid concrete walls increases the resale value of your home. You can enjoy your new home for many years while knowing if you ever decide to sell, your home has great sales appeal.

For an affordable, high quality, energy efficient home, a home with solid concrete walls is your best bet. You may pay a little more upfront, but you will recoup those costs over time in maintenance and medical costs. For help designing and personalizing your new home, don’t hesitate to contact Cayman Builders. They’ll work with you to design the home of your dreams.