FREE BASEMENT UPGRADE!!!!!!
Nelson and Bennie’s Homes are now offering a FREE upgrade to Superior Wall Basement from our standard Concrete basement.
From now until the end of summer buy a new home with a standard basement and upgrade to a Superior Wall basement an no additional cost.
For more info call us at:
Nelson Homes (434) 326-5023
Bennie’s Homes (434) 485-0015
Read below and findout what you would get with this exciting upgrade….
DRY. Superior Walls’ special 5,000+ psi concrete mix is moisture resistant. Because additional damp proofing is not required, this can help you save both time and money. With the specified crushed stone sub-footer and perimeter drain, water will be directed away from your foundation, helping to keep your home dry. With our patented technologies and superior manufacturing methods, our basements are the very finest in the world and guaranteed for 15 years.*
WARM. Research indicates that over 20% of your new home’s heat loss can occur through your basement walls. That’s why Superior Walls foundations feature a continuous layer of insulation bonded directly to the concrete, resulting in high energy efficiency to help you reduce energy costs. Our walls have treated wood nailers built into the concrete studs so you can easily increase the amount of insulation without any need to install additional framing.
SMART. The building industry’s leaders are building today’s new homes with Superior Walls. Certified trained crews install our superior systems typically in just five hours, in virtually any weather. Your builder can save valuable time building your home with the dry, warm, smart, superior solution.
SUPERIOR. Superior Walls are created in a controlled factory environment to ensure that your new home’s foundation will be built to the industry’s highest standards. The concrete is reinforced with steel rebar, making it stronger than traditional foundations. And Superior Walls can be customized to nearly any architecture, providing you with a maximum of home design flexibility.
? Superior Walls are manufactured with 5,000 psi high-strength low water to cement concrete, polypropylene fibers and are reinforced with steel rebar.
? The Superior Xi Wall has 2.5 inches of continuous DOW Styrofoam for superior warmth and energy efficiency.
? Superior Walls feature built-in insulation which significantly reduces basement dampness, moisture, and mildew.
? Superior Walls are available in heights of 4’0″, 9’0″, and 10’0″.
? Superior Walls may be specified in almost any shape and size. Window and door dimensions are custom-designed to your plans.
? Superior Walls require less on-site coordination–your excavator can provide the groundwork, including stone sub-footer and drain.
? Superior Walls feature holes for wiring, accommodate standard receptacles, and allow for recessing electrical panel box into the wall for a cleaner, more finished look.
? Superior Walls have no hollow cores that may cause loop convection. Air within conventional basements, warmed and cooled by varying interior and exterior temperatures, can create costly and annoying moisture and mildew.
(See IRC Chapter 11)
One of the biggest changes with the adoption of the new IRC is the greater emphasis on energy efficiency. While this may cost builders a little bit more, a house with an insulated basement is more energy efficient and may add a greater perceived value to home buyers. Many people today wish to use their basements as additional living space, and a fully insulated basement lends itself to this purpose. The ability to finish a basement can even influence the sale of a home. Superior Walls foundations contain built-in insulation to meet this challenge. Our smart stud cavities also make it easy to add even more insulation without additional studding, insulating up to R-31 for colder climates. With Superior Walls, your foundations will always be warm, eliminating your code compliance worries.
(See IRC Section 406)
All concrete and masonry foundations are required to meet damp proofing requirements. Superior Walls special high-strength, low-water concrete mix protects against water infiltration and meets IRC requirements right from the factory – without any additional damp proofing measures. While the special concrete mix resists water, our built-in rigid insulation acts as a vapor barrier, and urethane sealant forms a flexible expansion joint. Our foundations rest on a sub-footer of clean crushed stone, which provides extra support while allowing moisture to drain easily away. A 4 inch perimeter drain completes the job, channeling water to a daylight drain or sump pit. Superior Walls foundations are tested and proven dry, as noted in BOCA research reports 98-4 and 2172.
(See IRC Section R310)
Recent events have created a renewed focus on safety and efficiency in the event of an emergency such as a fire or natural disaster. While much of this is focused on larger buildings, residential building codes have also been affected in some ways. Currently, it is required that every basement containing habitable space must contain a means of egress. Simply put, this is a way to escape or be rescued in an emergency. This may require builders to install egress windows or doors and make sure that window wells are large enough for a person to exit. Superior Walls are made to builder specifications, arriving on-site with custom openings for windows and doors – making it easy to meet IRC requirements.
(See IRC Chapter 4)
The IRC addresses two types of soil loads; load-bearing pressures and backfill lateral load pressures. Load-bearing pressures may be determined by either a soil load test or by consulting Table R401.4.1 of the IRC for presumptive values. Depth of stone beneath the foundation wall can be adjusted to compensate for soil capacity the deeper the stone, the more load the soil can hold. Backfill loads are determined by either the same soil test or by classifying the soil type (see Table R405.1 of the IRC). Superior Walls allow 60 pounds per cubic foot lateral load strength for the 9 foot height walls, and 45 pounds per cubic foot for 10 foot height walls.
-FOAM INSULATION AND FLAME SPREAD
(See IRC Section R 318)
Foam plastic insulation is usually required to have a thermal barrier of gypsum board installed to separate it from the inside of the building. In the Superior Walls system, however, the concrete wall is bonded directly to the foam insulation during the pouring process and no gypsum board is necessary to meet fire safety regulations. The concrete redirects the heat from a fire and reduces the oxygen fueling it from the back. Therefore, installation of a thermal barrier is not required. Additionally, the DOW insulation we use surpassed regulations in a fire test, recording a flame spread rating of 5 (IRC max is 75) and a smoke developed rating of 165 (IRC max is 450).
At Superior Walls, we have experienced professionals who make sure that our foundations adapt to the latest code changes in regions around the country. Our flexible design capabilities make it easy for you to meet the challenge of complying with IRC codes. When you need added strength, Superior Walls builds in additional reinforced concrete studs. For more warmth, our pre-insulated walls have smart cavities that easily allow additional insulation to R-31. Need emergency exits? Our foundations are custom built to your specifications, complete with spaces for egress windows or doors. Whatever the situation, Superior Walls is the answer to tackling your code problems, and building your foundations dry, warm, smart, and superior in every way.
Q: What is the Superior Walls foundation system?
A: Superior Walls foundations feature patented precast insulated panels that are formed in a factory-controlled setting and delivered to the new home job site, where the panels are carefully 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 created in a factory, 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 stone. 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.
Q: What makes Superior Walls better than conventional foundations?
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 treated wood nailers for drywall. An important feature for builders is the speed of installation. It takes just five hours to install a typical home foundation.
Q: How many foundations have been installed?
A: Since 1981, over 40,000 foundations have been installed.
Q: How are Superior Walls delivered and installed?
A: After manufacture 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.