Environmentally-Friendly Superior Walls® Precast Foundation Systems Save Jobsite Time and Labor
BEAUSEJOUR, MANITOBA – Builders across Canada are discovering that the best way to create warm, dry, smart and environmentally-friendly foundations for the home is by installing the Superior Walls® wall foundation system. Constructed in a factory-controlled setting and delivered to the job site, precast insulated panels are custom-designed and built to complement any architectural style.
“These are the most advanced wall systems available,” according to Jim Costello, president of Superior Walls. “These steel-reinforced concrete wall panels arrive at the jobsite pre-insulated from the factory. This provides homeowners with superior warmth and energy efficiency in the home.
“Nearly every interior surface of the foundation wall is insulated, including the corners, studs and bond beams. Special engineering from Superior Walls makes each wall thermally isolated and insulated from exterior elements, resulting in a superior product for below-ground foundation system installation.”
Superior Walls panels are manufactured in a climate-controlled environment in both Manitoba and Alberta, and then delivered to new home job sites on special carriers. Cranes are used to carefully lower the custom walls onto a bed of clean, crushed stone, where the panels are permanently fixed into place by specially trained, factory-certified crews.
Fast installation (usually in less than one day) allows builders to begin construction on the home the same day. Superior Walls panels are custom made for each home complete with built-in openings for windows and doors, access for wiring or small plumbing elements and with smart stud facings for easy drywall installation.
To construct a Superior Walls panel, high-strength low-water concrete is poured for solid structural integrity and reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers. Each wall panel also includes horizontal steel rebar inside top and bottom beams, vertical steel rebar inside each stud, steel-reinforced concrete studs and footer beams.
Superior strength is built-in 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 protection against freeze/thaw conditions.
Precast Building Revolution
Originally created as an energy-efficient alternative to traditional foundation methods, Superior Walls has revolutionized the home building industry. Available for installation year-round in almost all types of weather, the foundation panels provide warm, dry and insulated basements for homeowners that can be converted to additional living space in the home.
“In today’s housing economic environment, builders need to set themselves apart in the marketplace to capture business, not to mention increase customer satisfaction,” says Costello. “Builders using Superior Walls products increase the value of homes they construct while simultaneously increasing their speed and efficiency. This results in faster production schedules and more satisfied homeowners.”
The Superior Walls panels allow for increasing the amount of insulation without the need for additional framing. The patented wall systems from Superior Walls are custom built to a project’s specification in nearly any home style, allowing homeowners to save on energy bills while gaining additional living space in the home.
Superior Walls, innovator of the precast concrete foundation system, celebrates 35 years of operation in 2016. The company manufactures the only foundation to have earned the NGBS Green Certified Product designation and has precast concrete system licensee manufacturing operations throughout the United States and Canada.
In 2012 the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) declared that Superior Walls precast concrete insulated wall panels were evaluated for use in Canada. Superior Walls Alberta, LTD (http://superiorwallsalberta.ca/), located near Calgary, offers Superior Walls products throughout the province of Alberta. Superior Walls by Magnis, Inc. (http://superiorwallsmanitoba.ca/) out of Beausejour, provides Superior Walls products throughout the Manitoba province.