The foundation is not only the first part of building your new American West home, but it is possibly the most important part – everything else is built upon the foundation. Because American West is known for going above the standard when it comes to constructing our new homes which is why we use post-tension foundations in all our new homes.
What is post-tension? It is a method of strengthening concrete using high-strength steel strands or cables, typically referred to as tendons. The post-tensioning method is the best practice for building stronger, more reliable foundations.
Benefits of post-tension foundations:
- Enhances concrete strength
- Resists soil movement providing a more secure, stable and resistant home foundation
- Reduces cracking
- Provides a stiffer concrete foundation that has more capacity to resist tensile forces (the maximum stress a material can withstand)
- Increases home value
When it comes to durability, strength and stability, post-tension foundations are on the top of the chain.
Ensuring that your new American West home is built on a solid foundation is just the start of why we hold the reputation for the Best Built Homes in America. Visit any of our 8 communities today and discover all the other elements in our homes that make your new American West home an ACE Award Winning Home.