Superior Walls Expands To Canada
NEW HOLLAND, PA – Superior Walls of America has expanded operations into Canada with the addition of two new licensees manufacturing precast concrete foundation systems for the Canadian marketplace.
Superior Walls Alberta, LTD, located near Calgary, now offers Superior Walls® Xi™ products throughout the province of Alberta. Superior Walls by Magnis, Inc., out of Beausejour, provides Superior Walls® Xi Plus™ products throughout the Manitoba province.
“The Canadian market is primed for our precast concrete products for a multitude of reasons,” says Keith Weller, CFO of Superior Walls of America. “Our energy-efficient products meet the demanding energy codes in Canada and perfectly complement the shorter building season in that country due to weather conditions. I have high confidence that the Canadian marketplace will play a major role in our company’s growth in 2015.”
In 2012 the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) declared that Superior Walls precast concrete insulated wall panels were evaluated for use in Canada. Since that time Superior Walls has aggressively sought licensees throughout Canada and hopes to add more business partners in the future.
Originally created in 2003 and 2013 respectively, as energy-efficient alternatives to traditional foundation methods, Xi and Xi Plus panels have revolutionized the home building industry. Available for installation year-round, the foundation panels provide warm, dry basements for homeowners – even in the harshest and coldest northern climates.
Xi wall panels feature steel reinforced concrete and 2-1/2-inches of insulation to create a permanent barrier against sidewall water penetration. The panels are custom designed and constructed in a factory-controlled setting. Unique features of the Xi wall panels include:
- 5,000+ PSI concrete
- Steel-reinforced top bond beams, concrete studs and footer beams
- Horizontal steel rebar inside top and bottom beams
- Vertical steel rebar inside each stud
- Access holes for ease in wiring and plumbing
- Galvanized steel stud facing ready for drywall finishing
- Insulated corners, studs and bond beams
Xi Plus wall panels have many of the same features of the Xi walls, plus:
- A higher R-Value due to five inches of rigid insulation
- A four-inch insulated footer beam
- A four-inch standard floor slab may be poured equal to the height of the footer beam eliminating the need for an additional screed board.
“Specially certified installation crews come to each job site to install our precast wall panels,” says Weller. “Each panel is placed on either clean, crushed stone footings or a traditional concrete footing. The speed of installation makes this a cost-effective product for home construction. This impressive foundation system is usually put in place and completed within a single day. The end result is a dry, warm and extremely energy-efficient foundation system that adds value to the home.”
Xi and Xi Plus foundation wall panels provide R values that meet or exceed energy conservation values for both the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).
Superior Walls insulated precast concrete wall systems have earned the National Green Building Standard™ Green Certified Product designation by Home Innovation Research Labs. For homeowners, the benefits of Superior Walls foundations systems are substantial. The energy-efficient walls help lower energy costs and reduce energy leakage while providing increased living space in a comfortable setting. For more information visitca.superiorwalls.com.