A: Superior Walls foundations are patented precast insulated panels that are manufactured in a controlled setting and delivered to your building site. Once on site, they are carefully set into place where they are locked together and permanently sealed. The walls are custom-designed and built to virtually any architectural style, complete with window and door openings.
Q: What are the components of the Superior Walls system?
A: Superior Walls panels are manufactured in a controlled environment, where high-strength 5,000+ psi concrete is formed directly to DOW® insulation. Solid concrete studs provide support, as does a built-in concrete footer that rests on a sub-footer of clean crushed limestone. The attention to detail is evident in features that make finishing basements easy, such as pre-engineered wiring access holes and furring strips for easy drywall installation.
A: Superior Walls foundations are dry, using a special low water/cement- ratio concrete that requires no additional damp proofing. They are warm, with full-length insulation built in to increase energy efficiency. Superior Walls high-strength 5,000 psi minimum concrete is reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers for added strength. They are smart, with convenient features like built-in accesses for wiring and galvanized stud facing for drywall. An important feature for builders is the speed of installation. It takes just five hours to install a typical home foundation.
Q: What types of homes feature Superior Walls foundations?
A: Superior Walls' customers live in everything from elaborate mansions to cozy log cabins. Superior Walls have been customized for homeowners ranging from moderate incomes or wealthy lifestyles. Superior Walls have even been the choice foundation for celebrities like the NFL's Troy Vincent and former NASCAR driver Darrell Walltrip.
Q: How are Superior Walls delivered and installed?
A: After manufactured in a factory-controlled environment, Superior Walls panels are delivered to the new home job site on special carriers. There, cranes carefully lower the custom walls onto a bed of clean crushed stone, where they are permanently fixed into place by specially trained crews. A triple bead of Superior Sealant T forms a tight permanent seal against moisture. As soon as the foundation is in place, building can begin immediately - usually the same afternoon.
A: Actually, there is a footing, though not a poured concrete footing as you may be accustomed to seeing. The purpose of any wall footing is to distribute the walls load over a sufficiently large area of soil is not exceeded. Superior Walls utilizes a crushed stone footing to accomplish this. This properly prepared layer of clean crushed limestone transfers the load from the precast wall to the soil.
A: Superior Walls require the use of Clean (Washed) Crushed Limestone. The Size is to be 1/2" also know as a #8 Clean Crushed Limestone or 2b Clean Crushed Limestone. Please see the Builder Guideline Booklet for important information about the stone footing, including the depth and width.
A: Our walls are guaranteed leak free and dry for 15 years. To get this with a concrete block foundation you are going to have to go out and buy a water sealing product plus spend your valuable time applying the product to the block or pay someone to do it for you. On top of that only a few of the water sealing products on the market will give you a waterproof guarantee little own a 15 year guarantee.
Our wall is a studded wall. We have a concrete stud every two feet on the inside of the walls. Each stud has 1" holes already cast into them. This makes it easy to run wiring or small plumbing. On the inside of the wall stud there is a firing strip already attached. The firing strips allow for drywall or paneling to be easily attached. Our walls are manufactured with Dow Extruded Polystyrene Insulation.
Our 8'2", 9', and 10' Superior Walls are custom built to your foundation specification.
Our walls require no poured footer. Instead the walls sit on a subfooter of clean crushed limestone. This eliminates the hassle of having a cement truck on your site to pour the footer, allow the concrete to set, thus saving valuable time.
Our trained installation crews can install an average foundation in one day. This takes 5 to 15 days off your building cycle, thus expediting the building process.
Upon completion of the installation, the basement floor can be poured immediately.When looking for the best product for your new home, Choose the superior product...Superior Walls.
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