Re: Foundation Preference
Howdy. Both cement stem walls an block walls are good foundation wall choices. You needing to explore issues with moisture intrusion into basements and or crawlspaces. Most important is in finished or planning to finish basements.
Both types can allow water to enter the basement under the right to leak wrong to keep the space dry conditions. So when shopping homes look at the lots drainage- does it drain away from the home? are there rain gutters and down spouts that again drain away from the home. Look at the basement walls for signs of moisture, cracking ,white powder- effervescence- better yet have a structural enginer do a home inspection prior to purchase an be sure the enginer stamps it...
Last edited by Timothy Miller; 03-30-2013 at 12:24 PM.
Any an all of my comments are just my opinion and not to be confused with facts.