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Question from a first-timer: concrete blocks vs. poured concrete

9 years ago

This is my first post here. I've been reading the forum for a while and now it is time to start asking questions. :-) Hope someone can answer them.

It's been 15 years that I'm dreaming about building a custom home. After a year of research, I've finally selected a plan that fits our needs the best. I haven't contacted any builders yet, just want to gather information first and learn as much as I can.

I'm enclosing an image of the house. We plan to build it in northern Florida, so no basement will be added. I would like to have it built with either cement blocks or poured cement with reinforcing bars. I need help deciding which one would be better regardless of Florida weather and humidity.

Also, would poured concrete walls be cheaper than cinder blocks?

Thanks for any input!

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