block or poured basement?

Old 03-02-01, 09:39 AM
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Which is the better basement? Looking on building, costs are about the same. What would you all recommend?
Old 03-02-01, 01:50 PM
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If costs are the same, go poured.
Old 03-02-01, 04:16 PM
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Any reason why? Blocks look nicer don't you think?
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For every block you have a potential of 3 leaks. With a poured foundation no leaks. With a block, you will have a separate footing, with a wall, the wall and the footing will be one pour. A poured wall will be cheaper. But if you want a good block look, spend the money, put in the blocks, and hope you have no leaks. End of story.
Old 03-05-01, 05:56 AM
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Thanks Jack
Over the weekend I also heard of some contractors having forms that give you a block look while pouring the walls. I guess that would be the best of both worlds!
Thanks again

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