Composite Foundation Wall Benefits in Housing Infrastructure
Composite materials are becoming more prominent in many sectors of the U.S. economy, with increased use everywhere from satellites to drainage pipes. One area of the economy that’s poised to derive huge benefits from composites is housing infrastructure. These benefits are coming from new building materials such as composite foundation walls.
Benefits that composite foundation walls bring to housing infrastructure
The housing component of the infrastructure sector is becoming increasingly problematic in this country. Rising construction and home ownership costs are making it more difficult for people to build or own a house. At the same time, there are rising concerns about adequate amounts of housing in many areas of the country. However, there may be ways to address these concerns thanks to composite foundation walls.
Composite foundation walls can bring many benefits to the housing infrastructure sector. The most significant benefit that these composite walls offer is that they significantly reduce house construction times. Concrete has been the dominant foundation construction material for more than one hundred years. However, it does take a lot of time for a concrete foundation wall to be strong enough to build on. In fact, concrete foundation walls can require anywhere from three days to one week to cure before they can be built on. With composite foundation walls, this time is significantly lower. Indeed, a skilled work crew can install composite foundation walls in less than two hours. This is a huge potential time savings for house construction companies that can translate into lower home building costs.
Composite foundation walls also offer several other benefits, including:
- Materials for the wall can be delivered in one trip
- The walls include integral top plates and vapor barriers
- Composite foundations keep basements warmer and drier
- They provide greater home energy efficiency than concrete
- They allow builders to create higher finished ceilings in the basement
By combining all of these benefits, composite foundation walls are likely to become the material of choice for house construction companies. Composite building materials such as these may help the housing infrastructure sector by reducing the overall costs of home construction and ownership, increasing home energy efficiency and enabling more people to purchase a house.
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