Green Foundation System Saves Builder One Week on Jobsite
When builder Timothy Koontz decided to have a Superior Walls Xi precast concrete wall system installed in home project several years ago, his research prepared him to expect product excellence. What he didn’t expect was how much time he’d save by using the insulated precast concrete walls.
“We saved almost a week of time by starting the construction process using these custom-made prefabricated foundation walls,” says Koontz, president of Dale Koontz Builder, Inc. out of Quincy, Ill. “The crew from Superior Walls by Precast Concrete Solutions installed the entire foundation in about six hours. That saved time translates to money in our pockets with the extra bonus that we’re using a more environmentally-friendly product than we have in the past.”
Energy-efficient Xi wall systems are the only foundation system to have earned the Green Approved Product designation by the Home Innovation Research Labs. By using the Superior Walls product, Koontz earned 10 points on his home project toward a National Green Building Certification.
“This is the first NAHB certified green home constructed in Adams County,” says Koontz. “I spent almost a year researching the Superior Walls product to make certain it was a strong match for my project.”
“The feedback and research I did convinced me that these foundation walls would make my final product better. I like the fact that the entire basement is insulated, that the basement outside walls were immediately ready for drywall, and that the company offers such a strong warranty. I’m anxious to use this product again and I believe my custom home clients will add it to their ‘want list’ for future projects.”