Precast Concrete for Garage and Porches
If you’re constructing a new home, don’t forget the importance of selecting a precast concrete foundation for under your garages and porch areas.
For these areas of the home, you may not need insulated precast wall panels. Superior Walls to the rescue! The Ui Wall from Superior Walls is an uninsulated four-foot 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 about 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 precast concrete foundation by trained and certified crew members. 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 four-foot high Ui Wall, which is L-shaped for added stability, is 10-1/4-inches wide at the bottom and four-inches 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.