Precast Concrete Wall Systems

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Xi Plus™Precast Concrete Wall Systems Introduced by Superior Walls®

Precast concrete wall systems feature superior strength and insulation for the creation of dry, warm and energy-efficient foundations andcan be custom-made for the exact needs of each project. Precast concrete wall systems use 70 percent less concrete in a new home than conventional foundations.

Superior Walls® building on the success of precast concrete wall systems now offers the popular Xi™ wall and the enhanced Xi Plus wall.  Both feature the additions of Dow® THERMAX™reinforced polyisocyanurate insulation covering rigid foam insulation and 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, which saves time and money in the construction process. Xi Plus panels are now available with a built-in insulation value of R-21.3 and can be insulated up to R-42+.

Energy-Efficient Foundations with Precast Concrete Wall Systems

Xi Pluswall panels are based on the proven design of the Xi wall system and provide builders and homeowners with additional superior benefits. Each custom-made panel is manufactured to the specific needs of a project.

Xi Precast Concrete Wall Systems Feature:

  •  5,000+ PSI concrete reinforced with rebar and polypropylene fibers
  •  Four precast and insulated access holes in each standard stud to provide greater ease in wiring and plumbing
  •  Horizontal steel rebar inside top and bottom beams
  •  Vertical steel rebar inside each stud
  •  Insulated corners, studs and bond beam
  •  Galvanized steel stud facing
  •  Thermally isolated/insulated from exterior

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. Builders also benefit from saved job site time and labor when certified Superior Walls installation crews set the walls in place in less than one day, so that home construction can immediately begin the following day.

Xi Plus wall panels provide R-values that meet or exceed energy conservation values from both the IECC and the IRC. The foundation walls can help in the construction of an ENERGY STAR® qualified home. As a custom wall assembly, Superior Walls products contribute to the overall home insulation value and reduce air infiltration into the home, making a huge impact on the overall energy efficiency rating of the home.

 

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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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