Superior Walls: A Strategic Decision
Do you think of yourself as a strategic thinker? One who does their research, analyzes a situation and then carefully comes up with a direction and solution? If so, this is the month for you: International Strategic Thinking Month.
At Superior Walls, we understand strategic thinking. We know it’s important to both builders and homeowners to think through the building process of a new house to feel comfortable and confident with decisions made about the construction. We’re here to help.
As we all know, a top-quality foundation is critical to the success of a new home. How you start your home plays an important role in how solidly the house will be built. Here’s where we come in.
Consider these facts as you strategically decide on your home’s foundation:
Fact #1 – The patented design and construction features of the Superior Walls Xi and Xi Plus wall systems include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the home.
Facing against the environment, the panels have a concrete face shell backed by 2-1/2-inches of DOW® extruded polystyrene insulation in the Xi wall system and 5 inches of insulation in the Xi Plus wall system.
Fact #2 – The Superior Walls Xi and Xi Plus foundation systems are concrete cavity wall panels with concrete studs at 24 inches on center attached at the top and bottom with bond beams. The entire assembly is faced with an integral concrete face shell. The wall is reinforced with rebar and polypropylene fibers providing additional structural strength.
In addition, the concrete studs are cast with holes for wiring and factory galvanized steel on each stud for interior finishing. Superior Walls panels are available in a variety of standard heights and custom lengths to suit your project. The maximum axial load (uniform house weight) for this product is 7500 pounds per linear foot. Special point loads up to 50,000 pounds can be accommodated.
Fact #3 – Superior strength is built into each panel based on the 5,000+ PSI concrete that is used during construction of the panel. The concrete used in Superior Walls products provides lifetime protection against freeze/thaw cycles and water vapor transmission while the urethane sealant used between panels provides superior protection against sidewall water penetration.
The high-strength low-water concrete mix is poured for solid structural integrity and reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers. Each panel also includes horizontal steel rebar inside top and bottom beams and vertical steel rebar inside each stud.
As you strategically research your foundation options, consider us your #1 resource. Contact us at 800-452-9255 with any questions, and, whether you’re an architect, builder or consumer visit our customized web site information for more details on our superior products.