A Homeowner’s Perspective
For Ineke and Joseph Zebley, the choice to include a maintenance-free Superior Walls foundation in their new Pennsylvania home was easy.
“I wanted to avoid a cinderblock foundation since we’ve had problems with these in the past,” says Joseph Zebley. “They can literally move. In our older Baltimore home, built in 1927 with a three-foot field stone foundation, we used to get water jets seasonally through the walls. This required expensive waterproofing and retrofitting.
“I wanted to avoid these hassles this time — especially since our property sits in an area rich with artesian springs. Precast panels with minimal seams and breaks seemed the smartest way to go.”
According to Zebley, who has lived in his newly-constructed house since late 2016, the Superior Walls basement is comfortable throughout the year.
“This is hardly what I’d call a basement,” says Zebley. “While I personally keep it around 68 degrees for my own comfort, we’re constantly using the space as extended living. The main floor is set at 70 since the masonry fireplace really warms both the large open living/dining room area and the bedroom.
“I’d happily tell people building a home that, if they’re looking for strong, durable construction that needs no real further maintenance beyond the basics, then this is it. Our Superior Walls foundation, coupled with the work done by Bridlewood Builders, has really given us a truly energy efficient home.”