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Above-Grade Concrete Benefits | Builders/Developers

Solid concrete construction is a long-term, quality alternative to typical wood- and steel-framed houses that can be built more profitably. The features and benefits of above-grade, removable form, solid reinforced and insulated concrete construction for residential and commercial builders is as follows:

Faster to Build

Helps shave numerous construction days off a typical home building timeframe.

Reduced Labor

Fewer subcontractors are needed in this type of construction lowering labor costs and increasing productivity with a smaller labor force.

Improved Utilization and Scheduling

Operations, scheduling and administration becomes more efficient in concrete construction with less labor and fewer subcontractors.

Quicker Turnaround

A home is "dried-in" when final concrete lift is complete and allows succeeding trade work to begin quicker so an average home can be completed substantially sooner.

Built to Last

Take pride in building a product that can last 200+ years. Concrete housing is estimated to outlast most typical wood structures.

Minimizes Waste

Use of cast-in-place poured concrete drastically reduces construction material waste including lumber, sheetrock, wiring, and mechanical scraps reducing landfill disposal.

Lower Insurance Rates

Building concrete homes significantly reduces potential property damage and loss during disasters like storms and fire. Insurance premiums during construction may also be lower.

Easy Maintenance

Concrete construction is low-maintenance and minimizes damages during construction. Easy clean-up and pre-move-in prep generates quicker closings and quicker collections. It also reduces builder warranty work after the sale.

More Profitable

As manufacturers continue to make refinements to their forming systems, and develop more efficient ways to install them, the cost of a solid-concrete home will likely drop below that of equivalent wood-frame construction.

Solid Partnerships

Developer and builders can work in partnership with successful concrete contractors on the construction process and completion. There are also opportunities to work together on local and regional marketing and promotional efforts.