4 Reasons to Use Formatubes

17 August 2021
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


Construction work can be challenging when the ground you have to build on is not ideally suited to support a building. Formatubes solve some problems related to non-ideal soil, such as subsidence and water damage. Using Formatubes can also make the construction process easier and faster. Here are four of the key reasons why you might want to consider using Formatubes for your upcoming construction projects.

1. Improve Stability of Soil

The alternative to using Formatubes is to drive wooden poles into the ground to provide support for the foundations of a building. However, the act of driving wooden supports into non-ideal soil can harm the integrity and stability of the ground, with the result that the foundation of the building is not as strong as it needs to be.

Formatubes do not require as much pressure to drive them into the ground, which means that the soil integrity is not at risk. As a result, the threat of subsidence is lower. Fixing subsidence can be extremely expensive, so it is important to take all steps possible to avoid it in the first place.

2. Facilitate Construction

Formatubes can dramatically speed up the construction process. Unlike wooden supports, they do not need to be braced to prevent collapse while you wait for the concrete foundations to set. Removing this step from the construction process reduces labour costs and speeds up the overall rate of construction.

3. Avoid Delays When Working on Rocky Ground

Soil that contains a lot of rocks can be a major headache for construction contractors. Formatubes are less likely than wooden supports to be damaged if they are driven into rocks, which results in less wastage, lower material costs, and fewer delays.

4. Prevent Water Damage

Compared to traditional wooden supports, Formatubes provide much better water resistance as they are coated in a waterproof membrane. It is possible to further increase the water-resistance of Formatubes by applying caps over their ends to seal them completely against moisture.

The water resistance of Formatubes means that they can help to reduce the risk of water damage impacting a building's structural stability. This feature is particularly important in areas that receive a lot of rainfall.

Other solutions to working in wet environments include covering the concrete foundations with waterproofing, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Formatubes solve the problems posed by wet environments more affordably and conveniently. You can reach out to construction contractors for a second opinion.