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Investing In Better Construction

When I started working on renovating my home, I knew that I needed to do something in order to make sure things were done according to code. Even though I had previously committed myself to doing all of the work on my own, I knew that it wasn't in my home's best interest to try my hand at things I wasn't familiar with. I began searching for professional contractors, and I was able to find an expert that really understood the intricacies of well-done construction. He worked hard to make my home beautiful, safe, and valuable. This blog is here to help people to invest in better construction.


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Four Benefits Of Using Foundation Forms In Your Construction Business

As a concrete contractor, you are probably still doing things the "old-fashioned way" when it comes to pouring foundations, right? Build your own forms, pour the concrete into the forms, reinforce the vertical concrete walls/forms, and then you pull the forms away after the concrete is set. That is a lot of work, and it costs you and your customers thousands of dollars in supplies and materials. You should try foundation forms instead. These manufactured forms provide the following benefits.

The Forms Are Prefabricated

Think about that for a second. All of your foundation forms that take you hours to build and secure take no time at all with the prefabricated forms. All your crew has to do is erect the forms in the ground and and snap them together. Your crew will never spend days at a time ever again creating handmade forms for any foundation project. That saves you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in man hours, supplies and materials. 

The Forms Are Extremely Durable and Long-Lasting

Foundation forms are built from the most durable materials. They last years at a time, which means that every form you buy pays for itself long before the forms wear out. Many of these forms last even longer than that, meaning you may still have some of them when you choose to retire from the business you have built.

You Can Reuse the Forms Again and Again

That is probably the best benefit of all. If you build your own forms, you often have to destroy some or all of them to remove them after the concrete dries. You can never reuse those forms; they become more trash in the company dumpster. When you buy and use prefabricated foundation forms, the forms simply snap apart as easily as they snapped together. With all of the various sizes and hole numbers, you can mix and match them for reuse in any future project you do.

Custom Forms Are Not a Problem

Companies that manufacture these prefabricated concrete forms can also produce custom forms for you. They will cost a little more, but the custom forms will be designed by structural engineers that will take your foundation plans and other factors into consideration. Then the manufacturer produces the forms such that they resolve the unusual pouring and construction issues you are facing with the foundation design of your current project.