Lamcon is an engineered thin shell reinforced cement structure which was developed some 50 years ago for marine use in the USA. It derives from ferro-cement which has been extensively used since the 1940’s for the construction of yachts and workboats around the world.
The “egg box” style construction provides a stiff, light weight pontoon arrangement, accessible through the floor of the house thus available for long term storage, wine cellar, water and sewage tanks, easy access to under floor pipework and wiring.
The material is waterproof and vermin proof and will not rot or decay compared to other materials. It is a natural insulant and therefore does not attract condensation thus minimising the possibility of mildew and rot. It is non-combustible.
As a basement either permanently afloat or in a flood plane situation it, like the house above, is mortgageable and therefore can be included in borrowing costs.