Concrete block construction questions.
Building a single story home in Alabama that will be framed 2×4 but also has a basement foundation built of concrete blocks. Because of the slope of the lot I expect ot have as many as 13 courses of blocks on the back and center walls (it’s actually a half basement). My questions are:
1. At what height must the top or all of a concrete block wall be poured solid?
2. Do I still have to pour the wall if I use a bond beam like they do in Florida on homes built with block construction?
3. In areas that experience colder temperatures as well as humidity, are concrete block homes more or less likely to have mold or moisture problems than wood framed homes?