What are the pros and cons of building a home with concrete? Text

A concrete home can cost more to build than a wood home, but it could make up for that by keeping cooler than a wood-framed house when it’s hot outside. 

Concrete, because it is solid and is not food source for termites, could cause you fewer worries over pests. Some insurance companies like that so much that they give discounts to homeowners whose houses are made from concrete block.  

Concrete also is a good sound-proofing material; in fact, it can repel sound waves. And the homes are so sturdy that they can last for hundreds of years.
Still, a concrete block can be prone to settlement cracks and to efflorescence, those white marks that appear when concrete gets wet and then dries quickly. And building a masonry house can be more labor-intensive that putting up a frame home.