Oostburg Concrete Products has over
60 years of experience in basement and concrete work. We offer a variety
of products for all your concrete needs from footings and foundations to
decorator brick and concrete designs.
Poured Walls and Footings
A poured concrete foundation by
Oostburg Concrete, Inc. is designed to give a lifetime of structural
stability to your new home. Whether you are building a small addition
to your home or building new, our company will give the time and
attention to do the job right.
The clay soil that is prevalent in
Southeastern Wisconsin is rated at a higher PCF (pounds per cubic foot)
than in many other areas, and therefore places a greater strain on the
foundation wall. Reinforced poured concrete walls are a preferred system
to address some of the problems associated with the heavy clay in our
area. This poured foundation will not weaken in a few years as a block
foundation is prone to do.
Another problem that arises from the
clay soils is this area is hydrostatic pressure caused by the ability of
the red clay to hold water. As the soils around a foundation become
saturated with ground water or rain water, the PCF of the soil becomes
much greater, therefore exerting more and more pressure on a home’s
foundation. Poured concrete foundations are designed to withstand the
extra pressure and with proper grading and reinforcing steel installed in
the walls, will stand the test of time.
As construction costs continue to
rise, many homeowners are looking to use their basements as additional
living space. In such cases, a leak in a basement wall can mean thousands
of dollars in damage. A poured concrete wall will help to keep your
basement dryer than a block wall, as it is much less porous.
At Oostburg Concrete, we offer several
waterproofing choices with extended warranties to help ensure your
basement will remain dry for years to come. Be sure to ask about the one
that best fits your building requirements.
Other Benefits of Poured Walls
Poured walls offer a stronger
alternative to block walls—they are more durable, stronger and drier.
Wisconsin winters can halt many
construction projects, but basement walls can be poured all year
Because it takes less man-hours,
poured walls can be constructed more quickly than block basements.
If there is cracking and leaking,
poured basement walls can be easily repaired. Repairing a block
basement can be more costly as it make take excavation and other
hidden expenditures to fix the problem.
Poured walls increase the value of
your home. Poured walls are competitively priced in today’s
fast-paced market, therefore translating into not only a better price
for your home, but selling more quickly.
Poured walls also offer the home
owner the ability to have a ready-made brick interior to the family
room or other living areas in the basement. Our brick-pattern forms
are very popular.
Our basement waterproofing system
will solve most of the moisture problems that we encounter. This TUFF
N DRY ™ membrane which is sprayed on can effectively manage to control
the transfer of moisture in your home or
More than 20 years of research and
experience has gone into developing the innovative performance of this
product, which has increased satisfaction to homeowners and builders
alike. Oostburg Concrete is pleased to be able to provide this service
to its customers.