A few myths exist that we are here to debunk...
MYTH #1: Concrete contains additives that cause it to be weaker.
It is true, that sometimes calcium chloride is added to the concrete to help it cure in colder temperatures. However, this does not make your foundation, driveway, or other surfaces any different. Inspections still occur, and the concrete must pass these as they would in the summer or spring. This process has been used for years, so it is not harmful in any way to the sturdiness of your new home. There are times where we do not pour a foundation at all, due to the ground being frozen solid or below 0. This would not be feasible.
MYTH #2: Cold weather harms the lumber used in the framing process.
Yes, we wish it could be 72 degrees and sunny year-round. Every framing process would run smoothly and without delay. But, this is not possible here in Central IL. The good news is that lumberyards have developed new milling techniques and procedures to help combat the weather and temperatures. The moisture is controlled by drying, air conditioning, heating, and the humidity levels.
MYTH #3: Workmanship suffers when the snow is falling.
Our workers here at Miller Construction are perseverant. They work through 95 degree heat, humdity, rain, snow, etc. No day is perfect and sunny, but they will work through it. Some workers even prefer the cold versus the heat and sweat.
MYTH #4: The price will be higher if built during the winter.
Yes, sometimes there are additional costs when the cold weather hits. However, these costs are pretty insignificant. Prices for materials fluctuate throughout the year, so the season doesn't change our prices much.