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Poured Concrete Vs Block Walls

Poured Concrete Vs Block Walls

A concrete block foundation can be stronger than a poured concrete foundation they differ in the size of gravel used and that concrete blocks are hollow while poured concrete is solid reinforcing steel can be used to strengthen either

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Types Of Cement Block Foundation Cracks

Types Of Cement Block Foundation Cracks

Another way to get a horizontal crack in your cement block foundation is due to the weather when it rains and then freezes this can increase the hydrostatic pressure behind your foundation’s wall and cause it to bow inwards bowing foundations are a serious issue that can cause foundation failure and for your entire house to

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How To Fix A Leaking Basement With A Concrete

How To Fix A Leaking Basement With A Concrete

Apr 24 2014 how to fix a leaking basement with a concrete block foundation apr 24 2014 • by matthew stock although most common residential foundations are made of poured concrete many homes in the united states especially in areas where transportation of concrete is an issue sit on foundations made of concrete block sometimes called cinder blocks or cmus concrete masonry

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Walls And Foundations Of Historic Buildings

Walls And Foundations Of Historic Buildings

Apr 29 2009 foundations is influenced by the types of materials used the location stone stucco glass block and terra cotta are also used for wall material on historic buildings cast stone cast stone was popular from the 1900’s to 1940’s as an inexpensive substitute for stone made from concrete the exposed face is finished to resemble rock

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A Brief History On Concrete Blocks

A Brief History On Concrete Blocks

Apr 30 2015 a brief history on concrete blocks 1 concrete blocks began as sunbaked clay bricks in ancient societies the modern concrete block was invented in the mid1800s and revolutionized building the world over beautiful and masterful examples of masonry can be found in most ancient cultures as well as in the modern

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What Is The Cost Difference Between A Poured Concrete

What Is The Cost Difference Between A Poured Concrete

Cinder block and poured concrete slabs are both popular foundation choices these materials are inexpensive and relatively easy to use they create a solid even foundation on which to build a house shed or other structure however despite all their similarities cinder block and concrete

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Concrete Block Foundation Vs Poured Concrete Foundation

Concrete Block Foundation Vs Poured Concrete Foundation

Concrete block foundation the block foundation is usually constructed of large blocks typically measuring 8 inches wide and 16 inches long they vary in sizes depending on the weight load of the building that is to be constructed whatever size of the blocks are being used it will be secured together with mortar and rests on a concrete

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Cracked Block Foundation Repair

Cracked Block Foundation Repair

Concrete block foundations that are about 8feet tall have a history of developing horizontal cracks about 4 feet up from the floor you rarely see this happen in cast or poured concrete foundation walls concrete block hollow walls its important to realize the reason the cracks develop rarely are concrete block walls filled

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Historic Building Foundations

Historic Building Foundations

Concrete block your house or building has a concrete block foundation if your foundation blocks are uniform in size and the face of the blocks measures 14 to 1512 inches wide x 6 to 8 inches tall some concrete block foundations have a face that looks like stone these massproduced stonefaced concrete blocks imitate the look of stone at a

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How To Seal A Concrete Block Foundation

How To Seal A Concrete Block Foundation

Concrete blocks are naturally porous and when they are laid into a block foundation they tend to absorb water from the surrounding soil luckily there are several ways to seal your block foundation and prevent the infiltration of

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Identifying Problems With Your Historic Concrete Block

Identifying Problems With Your Historic Concrete Block

Concrete blocks have been used in one fashion or another since early roman times the concrete blocks used in wisconsin up to about 1900 often had coal clinkers — the cinders or waste created from burning coal — added to them modern concrete blocks have sand and gravel added to

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Building Concrete Masonry Homes Design And

Building Concrete Masonry Homes Design And

Concrete masonry units cmu have a significant percentage of the united states market for foundation walls in homes cmu also has a long history of use in abovegrade walls in florida texas arizona and other parts of the southern united states strength durability

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Concrete Block Vs Brick

Concrete Block Vs Brick

Conventional 8 inch concrete block walls have an rvalue of 008 per square inch or about 25 for the whole block insulated concrete blocks can increase their rvalue to about 12 per square inch and airentrained blocks can have rvalues as high as

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The History Of Concrete

The History Of Concrete

Court street in bellefontaine ohio which is the oldest concrete street in the us by 1897 sears roebuck was selling 50gallon drums of imported portland cement for 340 each although in 1898 cement manufacturers were using more than 90 different formulas by 1900 basic testing if not manufacturing methods had become

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How To Waterproof A Concrete Block Foundation

How To Waterproof A Concrete Block Foundation

Feb 15 2012 how to waterproof a concrete block foundation feb 15 2012 • by matthew stock with barry schilling the second most common type of foundation in chicagoland is the concrete masonry unit cmu foundation or as we like to call it concrete block concrete block foundations are commonly found in northwest indiana southern wisconsin and small pockets throughout

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How Much Does It Cost To Build A Concrete Block House

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Concrete Block House

Feb 27 2020 poured concrete wall foundations are arguably stronger than cinder blocks it is faster and more efficient to construct a poured wall but can be expensive if the cement plant is far away if the concrete truck has to travel farther than 90 minutes a cinder block wall foundation would probably be the better

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Cinder Block Foundations Vs Poured Concrete

Cinder Block Foundations Vs Poured Concrete

In the foundation industry the cinder block foundations versus poured concrete debate is rages on it is hard to say which one is better however most builders choose poured walls for new homes according to a survey by the portland cement association 72 of new homes with full basements are built with poured concrete wall systems while

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Masonry Foundations And Piers

Masonry Foundations And Piers

Inspect stone brick concrete or concrete block foundations for signs of the following problems this may require some digging around the foundation editors note this story is adapted from the us department of housing and urban developments residential rehabilitation inspection guide

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How To Date Bricks amp Cement Blocks

How To Date Bricks amp Cement Blocks

Inspect the blocks carefully the earliest types were precast in a wooden frame and dried these handformed blocks were used until the 1850s and are a mix of sand cement water and stone aggregate concrete blocks are highly absorbent and the finishes vary greatly handformed concrete blocks will vary in shape slightly from one to the

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Concrete Block Foundation Walls

Concrete Block Foundation Walls

Installing concrete block foundation walls over the footings is a common method of getting the concrete slab raised above grade in our area of the country central alabama the resulting raised floor makes the house look much better than when the is slab poured basically flat to the

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What Are Cinder Blocks with Pictures

What Are Cinder Blocks with Pictures

Jan 24 2021 a cinder block wall cinder blocks differ from concrete blocks in other ways besides their hollow design concrete blocks are made from a slurry of portland cement and small aggregate such as small stones or gravel this makes them heavier and smoother than cinder blocks which are made from a combination of portland cement and cinders the dusty remnants of burned

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Preservation In Action Early Concrete Masonry Units In

Preservation In Action Early Concrete Masonry Units In

Jul 22 2012 portland cement allowed for the creation of concrete cementbased mortars and concrete block these were masonry’s contributions to building technology as iron and steel allowed structures to grow taller and larger than ever

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History Of A Building Foundations

History Of A Building Foundations

Mar 29 2018 raft vs strip foundations raft foundations are created from reinforced concrete slabs of uniform thickness covering a wide area they spread the load over the whole area of the foundation in effect ‘floating’ on the ground in the 1920s and 1930s this type of foundation was common with brick footings also

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Concrete Vs Cement Whats The Difference

Concrete Vs Cement Whats The Difference

May 23 2020 cement is simply a paste or bonding agent while concrete is the strong material that is used to construct driveways foundations patios walls and more cement

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Everything You Need To Know About Basement Construction

Everything You Need To Know About Basement Construction

May 31 2016 2 concrete block the leastexpensive option for basement construction involves the use of concrete blocks or masonry the walls are made of cinder blocks and can be constructed in a fraction of the time it takes to create a poured concrete wall steel rebar is generally used to reinforce the strength of these

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Identifying Problems With Your Historic Concrete Block

Identifying Problems With Your Historic Concrete Block

Modern concrete blocks have sand and gravel added to them by 1900 cheap portland cement was in wider use and it greatly strengthened concrete blocks some early versions of concrete block were entirely solid today concrete blocks are made with hollow

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How To Determine If A Poured Concrete Or Block Foundation

How To Determine If A Poured Concrete Or Block Foundation

Nov 15 2016 the builder is giving me the option of a poured concrete or concrete block foundation there’s not a huge difference in price but i’m more concerned about the durability and strength over the

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Preservation Of Historic Concrete

Preservation Of Historic Concrete

Nps preservation brief 15 by william b coney aia historical overview causes of concrete deterioration major sign of concrete deterioration planning for concrete preservation concrete repair summary taking it further concrete is a name applied to any of a number of compositions consisting of sand gravel crushed stone or other coarse material bound together with various kinds of

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Everything About Cinder Block Foundation Problems

Everything About Cinder Block Foundation Problems

Oct 30 2019 cinder block foundations are easy to lay but they come with a host of issues of their own find out all about cinder block foundation problems here cinder blocks are fabricated of concrete and coal cinders as opposed to the cement wood and steel mix of concrete blocks these rectangular hardy blocks are traditionally used as building

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Types Of Cracks amp Damage In Block Foundation Walls

Types Of Cracks amp Damage In Block Foundation Walls

Spalling concrete block may tell us about the the history of building construction movement events can help diagnose concrete block foundation cracks amp damage if there is superficial spalling of the block less than 34 deep into the block surface and if there is no bulging cracking settlement movement crushing then most likely were

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How To Build A Cinder Block Foundation

How To Build A Cinder Block Foundation

The foundation whether cinder block or concrete refers to the walls built upon the concrete footings these walls are built up forming the walls that in many cases constitute a buildings basement cinder block foundation walls are filled with mortar or cement nonfoundation walls often remain hollow

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Concrete Block Calculator amp Estimator

Concrete Block Calculator amp Estimator

The concrete block calculators provide guidance to determine building materials required for construction

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History Of Concrete

History Of Concrete

This is an interactive timeline covering the history of cement and concrete it spans over 5000 years from the time of the egyptian pyramids to present day decorative concrete developments concrete has been used for many amazing things throughout history including architecture infrastructure and

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History Of Concrete

History Of Concrete

This is an interactive timeline covering the history of cement and concrete it spans over 5000 years from the time of the egyptian pyramids to present day decorative concrete developments concrete has been used for many amazing things throughout history including architecture infrastructure and more complete with photos and descriptions this timeline is an informative and fun

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The History Of Home Foundations

The History Of Home Foundations

Today’s foundations are generally comprised of an intricate system of steel pilings or concrete piers–depending on the size of the structure the soil beneath the foundation and other factors these projects have not always been the intricate systems that they are now when homes were first built they–and their foundations–were much

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Vertical Cracks In Concrete Block Walls

Vertical Cracks In Concrete Block Walls

Vertical cracks in block foundation walls amp expansion and shrinkage cracks in a concrete block wall may occur but are less common than in some other materials the national concrete masonry association in tek 101a ncma 2005 describes these types of shrinkage that can cause cracking in concrete masonry

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