A poured concrete foundation in commercial buildings makes for high-quality construction practices. Commercial structures such as schools, hospitals, municipal facilities, and law enforcement headquarters need extra safety, reliability, and strength. Architects and developers are wise to specify that these buildings, which require sound standards, utilize poured concrete. Foundations made from poured concrete walls are beneficial for these four reasons.
Concrete Wall Foundations are Low-Maintenance
Buildings managers will be happy to know that poured concrete is the foundation material. It’s known for its minimal maintenance, resisting fire, insects, rot, mold, and mildew. Additionally, humidity and temperature changes affect cured concrete minimally. You can paint, drill, and seal concrete for signage, lighting fixtures, and building systems.
Flexible Design Capability
Concrete starts as a liquid capable of taking any shape. With careful formwork and attention to detail, it’s possible to create gentle or tight radii, ogees, serpentines, or other unique foundation shapes. Poured concrete offers architects and contractors the ultimate design flexibility.
Concrete foundation walls also allow for quick yet succinct structural progress. Additionally, enhancing commercial buildings with concrete wall foundations is cost-efficient regarding design, labor, time, and on-site material handling.
Resistant to Deterioration
A poured concrete foundation doesn’t have any joints that could allow seepage. Also, with concrete walls, structures face fewer service issues with few chances of mold or mildew getting the best of your building. Additionally, the wall of a poured concrete foundation offers almost twice the resistance of hollow core concrete block construction. Concrete is also known as one of the most fire-resistant construction materials.
Two attributes found in poured concrete are compressive strength and flexural strength. Compressive strength refers to a material’s capacity. In this situation, engineers or contractors pour concrete into forms to withstand loads to reduce the size, as with the building utilizing the poured concrete foundation to support its weight.
Flexural strength is a material’s ability to resist deformation under load. Regarding a poured concrete foundation, this is the building’s ability to bulge inward or downward from forces applied to the foundation’s outer perimeter.
You will always find our team at Lanham Construction pouring new concrete or replacing it and replacing it throughout the DMV area. We also take care of residential concrete needs. Call us today whenever you’re ready to benefit from our array of concrete-specific services.
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Lanham Construction is an award-winning and dependable construction company dedicated to serving your home or business with whichever construction project you have in mind. Our professional team is eager to serve customers all throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. When you pick Lanham, you won’t ever have to worry about the process. We’re here to help with every step of the way.