01 Mar Four Benefits of Concrete Block and Stucco Construction – CBS Construction
1. CBS Construction is Durable: Concrete block withstands the test of time. In harsh climates where fierce wind and rain can be factors any homeowner wishes to consider, concrete block withstands the test of time. Concrete is one of the most durable materials on earth and has been used for centuries in the construction of all types of construction projects. Homes build with CBS construction are less likely to damaged by hurricanes or tropical storms. If damages happens to occur, concrete block often maintains its integrity structurally, which in turn allows for an easier reconstruction process to cure the damage.
2. Reduced Cost of Construction: Due to the high volume of homes now being built with CBS construction, the industry has become quite competitive in Florida. With a high percentage of all homes now being built with concrete block in South Florida, specifically St. Lucie County, Martin County and Port Saint Lucie, FL, homebuyers can be assured that each home is built with quality but at a competitive rate.
3. Maintenance Costs: Concrete Block and Stucco construction has low maintenance requirements due to the fact that it does not rot, rust or attract insects. Termites can be found in nearly every part of Florida as can high water tables. CBS construction has a tremendous advantage over 2×4 construction in this regard because neither termites nor wood destroying rot and mold can overcome concrete with their weakening effects. Concrete does not “dry” but has a chemical reaction which cures or hardens over time thus creating a durable, lasting structure.
4. Architectural Flexibility: Concrete block and stucco or concrete siding are as easily incorporated into residential design as wood products. Since it is now commonplace to use these products in Floridian residential construction, architects are accustomed to creating a vast array of residential properties using these products. Headers, columns and archways are easily created with concrete to enhance design and structural effectiveness of one, two or three story homes where tall ceilings, large windows and grand foyers complete the overall beauty and design of even the most sophisticated houses. Concrete block has become one of the most desirable forms of construction in Florida and provides design and architectural flexibility required to satisfy almost every homebuyer.