For most new homeowners, it’s within the first week of the home building process that excavation and pouring the foundation begins. Imagine if your foundation could be ready and installed in just 1 day – indeed we recently had one of our projects completed within a 6-hour period (check the time lapse video clicking here)
With precast products it’s a doable, fast process few people know about. A partner of ours, Superior Walls, works in this segment and makes building the foundation of your new home, of your new life, a faster and more enjoyable experience all around.
We all know that a good, strong foundation is the secret to a stable home. If special attention is not given to your foundation then it’s safe to say there will be complications down the road.
Superior Walls’ foundations are dry, using a special low water/cement ratio concrete that requires no additional damp proofing (US Markets; see ESR-1662). They’re warm with full-length insulation built in to increase energy efficiency. They also provide high strength 5000+psi concrete that is reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers for added strength and performance.
The product features patented, insulated, precast concrete wall panels that are formed in a factory-controlled setting and delivered to the site of your new home. Panels are lifted into position with a crane and carefully bolted together and sealed. Walls are custom designed and can be built to virtually any architectural style, complete with window and door openings. This system uses a footing of crushed stone along with a steel reinforced footer beam. The purpose of any wall footing is to distribute the wall’s load over a sufficiently large area of soil to ensure that the soil bearing capacity isn’t exceeded.
The best news about this system, however, is that for an average 2,200 sq ft house the foundation can be installed in just 1 day (6-8 hours). As far as foundations go, that’s impressive. It saves time and shortens the length you have to wait before moving into your new home without compromising in the strength, solidity, or energy efficiency of your foundation.
For more photos, documents, and information about Superior Walls, click here.
For a video showing their process, click here.