Superior Walls®, a leading manufacturer of precast foundation systems, now offers the Ui™ Wall – an uninsulated 4'-high precast concrete foundation especially designed for use during home construction below garages and porches. When used in conjunction with the Superior Walls Xi™ or R5 panels, a home’s entire foundation can be installed in less than a day.
“One of the best aspects of our precast foundations is that they’re insulated to provide an energy-efficient basement,” says Jim Costello, president of Superior Walls. “However, there are parts of a home that do not require insulating, such as an unconditioned crawl space or the areas below a garage or porch. For those areas, we offer the Ui Wall as a low-cost alternative product to poured concrete or concrete blocks.
“Ui Wall panels are custom-made for the home’s foundation and can be installed at the same time as the Superior Walls insulated foundation by our trained and certified crew members," Costello says. "This means a builder can use just one company for the complete foundation of a home and save on both labor and product costs. The 4'-high Ui Wall, which is L-shaped for added stability, is 10 1/4" wide at the bottom and 4" wide at the top. The solid concrete wall is ideal for shorter foundation areas of the home that will not be used or accessed, such as under a garage or porch.
“The introduction of the Ui Wall enhances Superior Walls as a ‘one-stop foundation solutions’ resource for builders,” says Costello. “By listening to developers and builders we were able to create and bring to market a product that saves them time and money on their projects.”
Available nationwide through licensees in a variety of states, Superior Walls foundations have been installed since 1981 when the company introduced the original R-5 Superior Walls precast foundation system. Superior Walls products are the first and only foundation systems to have attained the Green Approved Product designation by the NAHB Research Center, earning builders points on a project toward a National Green Building Certification. The company is a member of the International Code Council and the US Green Building Council. For more information, call 1-800-452-9255 or visit www.superiorwalls.comWebsite: www.superiorwalls.com