The traditional brick and mortar construction of basement foundations is changing. Masons are not as abundant as they used to be and the housing and building industry is racing well ahead of the capacity of qualified masons. As a result, precast concrete walls are becoming the way to build basements, replacing the usual brick foundations.
For more water-tight and stable foundations, prefabricated concrete walls are being placed and it works very well. It is fast, efficient, and provides better load-bearing walls than would be done otherwise. The method is adopted here in reflection of what is being done throughout the rest of the United States. These walls are completely built before they are placed below ground.
From there, the home is built on top. This actually makes it easier to create sound and finished basement structures. If you are having a home built, this is something you might be interested in. It means your home will be built faster and more efficiently and you will have a much easier time of having the finish work done on the basement.
This way, you will have a basement structure that is less prone to moisture and it will be sturdy enough to be used as emergency shelter if ever needed. Consider requesting this type of build for your convenience and for a sound mind. Such basements can be erected in record time and at less of a cost to you.
These walls are easily sealed so sheet rock can go up quickly. After that, you can have the floor sealed with a moisture barrier and then add the flooring of choice. This is truly thinking ahead in the building process. It creates a great place for a den or recreational room, as more and more people are transforming their basements in this manner.