No More Scary Basements
Remember the basements of your youth?
Many were dark, damp places used for storage with exposed pipes and structural steel support beams. Sometimes you had to walk down rickety steps with a single exposed light bulb overhead to get to laundry machines or your dad’s workbench area.
Today you don’t have to put up with cobwebs in your hair, a shaky banister railing or cold, drafty basements.
Superior Walls insulated precast concrete wall systems make it possible to have basements that are clean, bright and add more livable space to the home.
“The house I grew up in had a low basement ceiling, hard concrete floor and mice making an occasional appearance,” says Jim Costello, president of Superior Walls of America. “That’s just a bad memory. Superior Walls makes it possible for today’s homes to feature insulated precast concrete walls that encourage homeowners to use their basements as spas, game rooms, office space, craft areas and relaxation zones.”
“These days we routinely see realtors ‘up selling’ the basement on new homes that have our foundation systems. The extra space in the home equates to immediate benefits for the homeowner and long-term benefits with added resale value.”
Warm and dry, energy-efficient Xi and Xi Plus wall panels are constructed with a concrete face shell, backed by deep insulation. Steel-reinforced concrete walls create a permanent barrier against sidewall water penetration, making the Superior Walls basement system damp-proof.
“Having basement space that’s comfortable and functional makes so much sense for homeowners,” says Costello. “Memories of musty-smelling basements overcrowded with boxes simply vanish when people make the decision at the time of construction to use pre-cast insulated foundation systems. This is a long-term investment in their family’s happiness and in the resale value of their house.”