Superior Walls on This Old House
Weston Project

© 2008 Benson Woodworking Co., Inc./Socius Design

Superior Walls and the This Old House Weston Project: News Release

NEW HOLLAND, PA. – Energy-efficient Superior Walls® Xi™ wall panels will be featured on the Emmy-Award-winning PBS television series This Old House. The basement foundation system is used in the construction of a prefab eco-friendly home in Weston, Massachusetts, that is the focus of the show’s new season. The episode featuring Superior Walls is scheduled to air October 16, 2008, at 8pm. (check
local listings)

This Old House is partnering with custom homebuilding company Bensonwood to build the new timberframe home for a family of four. The Weston project encompasses prefabrication and green technologies, making Superior Walls a good match because of its speed of installation and energy-efficient qualities.

The Superior Walls Xi wall panels selected for the show were constructed with a concrete face shell, backed by 2-1/2-inches of DOW® extruded polystyrene insulation by Superior Walls of Upstate New York in Lima, New York. The steel-reinforced concrete walls create a permanent barrier against sidewall water penetration, making the home damp proof. A certified installation crew from Superior Walls by Jointa Lime out of Schenectady, New York, installed the foundation system on May 29, 2008, in less than seven hours.

The Superior Walls panels used in the This Old House Weston project were custom made to the specifications of the home, including built-in openings for windows and doors. Pre-engineered access for wiring or small plumbing elements along with smart stud facing for easy drywall installation were included and helped speed up the installation process. The Superior Walls precast insulated foundation systems will help the homeowners save on energy bills and allow them to fully utilize their basement space as functioning and comfortable living areas in
the home.

This marks the third project that Superior Walls has worked on with This Old House.

Available nationwide through franchises in 26 states, more than 85,000 Superior Walls foundations have been installed since 1981, when the company introduced the original R-5 Superior Walls precast foundation system. For more information, call 1-800-452-9255 or visit

For more information on the This Old House Weston project, visit For specific times and air dates of the show, visit