Legendary Homes Relies on Superior Walls®
NEW HOLLAND, PA. – Builder Todd Rutledge has a proven reputation for producing high quality modular homes in southern Michigan and northern Ohio. With more than 20 years of experience and more than 100 homes constructed, Rutledge relies on precast concrete foundations from Superior Walls to begin his homes the right way.
“I’ve decided to use Superior Walls for any foundations we do, even crawl spaces,” says Rutledge, owner of Legendary Homes, Inc. “This is the best way to start a home that I’ve found. These insulated foundations offer my customers a comfortable, dampproof basement that’s going to last them a lifetime.”
Because of his longevity in the construction industry, Rutledge has seen both good times and bad as the economy changes. “More than a decade ago we were using Superior Walls foundations when the economy was strong,” says Rutledge. “At that time these walls were worth the investment compared to poured walls. Then our codes changed requiring insulated foundations and I knew I was on the right track with the XiTM panels I’ve been ordering from Great Lakes Superior Walls®.”
Rutledge didn’t just make a decision to use Superior Walls and never look back. He has contacted homeowners from projects created several years ago to determine if the foundations were reliable.
“I wanted to check with previous customers to make sure they were satisfied with their homes after living in them for a few years,” says Rutledge. “Every one of the people I called said the Superior Walls foundation was extremely reliable and they’d request these foundations again if they were to build another home.”
For homeowners, the benefits of Superior Walls foundations systems are substantial. The energy-efficient walls help lower energy costs and reduce energy leakage while providing increased living and storage space in a comfortable setting.
As opposed to concrete blocks or poured concrete, the precast concrete Xi wall panels used by Rutledge are created in the manufacturing process with DOW® Styrofoam™ boards, which provide excellent rigid foam insulation. This helps ward off heat loss and makes the basement a more comfortable area of the home for extended living and storage space.
Superior Walls Xi wall panels feature steel reinforced concrete and 2-1/2-inches of DOW Styrofoam insulation to create a barrier against sidewall water penetration. The panels are custom designed and constructed in a factory-controlled setting. Unique features of the Xi wall panels include:
5,000+ PSI concrete
Steel-reinforced top bond beams, concrete studs and footer beams
Horizontal steel rebar inside top and bottom beams
Vertical steel rebar inside each stud
Insulated access holes for ease in wiring and plumbing
Galvanized steel stud facing ready for drywall finishing
Insulated corners, studs and bond beams
“I believe the Superior Walls foundations are a high quality product that helps set my homes apart in the marketplace,” says Rutledge. “The speed with which they’re installed and the quality of the products are commendable. If I were building a home for myself I would definitely start with a Superior Walls foundation.”
Superior Walls, innovator of the precast concrete foundation system, celebrates 35 years of operation in 2016. The company manufactures the only foundation to have earned the NGBS Green Certified Product designation and has precast concrete system licensee manufacturing operations throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information on Legendary Homes, visit www.legendaryhomesinc.com. And, for details on Xi panels and other Superior Walls products, visit www. superiorwalls.com.