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smduffy21

02:46PM | 03/07/04
Member Since: 03/06/04
1 lifetime posts
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My builder suggested looking in to Superior Walls as opposed to a traditional foundation. He wasn't pushing the idea, but simply presented us with the information. Of course the company's literature looks great and it seems like a good idea. The problem is that I am basically ignorant to these kinds of things. I researched online and could not find anything relating to the downfalls of using this system. There were satisied customers but no complaints or lawsuit info. Does anyone have any input? It would be much appreciated. I am really looking for educated shortfalls or concerns related to this product. Thanks.

homebild

04:09AM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Superior Walls are a perfectly fine way to construct a basement foundation. The most major objection to using such a system comes from 'resistance to change' among builders and owners and it is good to see your builder suggest the system. It could be good for you and your wallet.

Superior Walls are prefabricated masonry walls that are trucked to a site then assembled by crane.

They are then bolted together and the joints sealed and waterproofed with polyuretahne caulking.

Superior walls need to footers. They are set directly on compacted stone.

Using this method cuts down the installation time of the foundation considerably often allowing for the complete installation and backfilling within a single day.

The time saving factor is the biggest advantage of the system.

Properly waterproofed and drained on the outside, a Superior Wall should act no differently than a traditonal masonry or stone wall.

fragasaurus

11:05AM | 04/07/04
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
I understand what is required for Superior Walls and how they are installed. I guess I am a little puzzled as to why footers are not required. Any thoughts on the properties of this system that eliminate the need for footers?

jeremypogue

07:49AM | 09/16/10
Member Since: 05/12/10
4 lifetime posts
I decided to use Superior Walls and I have problems both from the installation of the walls and also problems from the fabrication process in the plant. I have pictures, description of the problems, and a lengthy blog on my website. Currently we have filed a lawsuit trying to recover some of the money we have lost. We are almost a year into the process.

http://www.projectpogue.com
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