As a quick note on the virtues of poured walls, homeowners and builders report that their foundations are dryer than foundations they have moved from with different types of walls. Efficient modern construction methods make poured concrete walls cost competitive with block walls.
Poured walls are generally stronger than block walls. Removable form and concrete placement technology combine to allow complex projects to be completed in record times...
Contractors like the versatility of concrete mix designs that offer workability, flowabilty and strength.
With the ever changing desires of the home owner and unforeseen site conditions contractors are re-discovering the flexibility of wall form systems to offer various configurations including variable heights to the builder so homeowners can have a full eight-foot or higher ceiling in their basement.