R-5 The Original Superior Wall
R-5 The Original Superior Wall
R-5: The Original Superior Wall.
The R-5 is the original Superior Wall that revolutionized new home foundations across the country. Builders and homeowners alike trust the R-5 to keep their basements warm and dry through the harshest conditions. The original Superior Wall is designed to be warm right from the factory and is provided with 1 inch of continuous DOW® insulation for year-round comfort and energy efficiency. The special high-strength, low-water concrete mix ensures that your basement remains dry and the wall is reinforced with steel rebar and polypropylene fibers for strength.
Convenient features include built-in accesses for wiring and small plumbing, stud facing for easy drywall installation and custom openings for windows and doors. The R-5 wall has been proven superior by numerous scientific tests and has been the foundation of choice for satisfied new home owners across the country for energy efficient homes.
- Clean crushed stone footing
- Auxiliary drain pipe
- 1" DOW® extruded polystyrene insulation
- Access holes for ease of wiring and plumbing
- Treated wood nailer ready for drywall finishing
- Horizontal steel rebar
- Steel reinforced top bond beam
- Top shear connector
- Vertical steel rebar (inside each stud)
- 1-3/4" concrete face shell
- 10-1/4" overall wall thickness
- Steel reinforced concrete studs
- Bottom shear connector
- Steel reinforced footer beam
- Concrete floor
Smart homeowners demand the Superior Walls advantage. For superior new home comfort, Superior Walls foundations are custom-designed and built to demanding specifications to be dry, warm and smart. Superior in every way. Because, when your new home is built with Superior Walls products, you can enjoy increased building efficiencies – with your assurance of superior living.
Superior Walls’ special 5,000+ psi concrete mix is moisture resistant. Because additional dampproofing is not required, this can help you save both time and money. With the specified crushed stone footing and perimeter drain, water will be directed away from your foundation, helping to keep your home dry. With our patented technologies and superior manufacturing methods, our basements are the very finest in the world and are backed by a 15 year warranty from the manufacturing facility / licensee.*
Superior Walls foundations feature a continuous layer of insulation bonded directly to the concrete, resulting in high energy efficiency to help you reduce energy costs. Our wall design provides room to easily increase the amount of insulation without any need to install additional framing.
The building industry’s leaders are building today’s new homes with Superior Walls products. Certified trained crews install our superior systems typically in less than one day, in virtually any weather. Your builder can save valuable time building your home with the dry, warm, smart, superior solution.
Superior Walls products are created in a controlled factory environment to ensure that your new home’s foundation will be built to the industry’s highest standards. The concrete is reinforced with steel rebar. And Superior Walls foundations can be customized to nearly any architectural style, providing you with a maximum of home design flexibility.
*See the limited warranty. Contact your local Superior Walls representative for details.