Rebuilding after the …
When disaster hits, thoughts quickly focus on rebuilding. Most will want to rebuild better than before, and possibly build in a way to prevent or limit the same type of damages from happening again.
Superior Walls is here to help you rebuild with precast concrete walls that are strong and keep your home safe and secure and also warm and dry.
The International Code Council has published ESR-1662 that details Superior Walls precast concrete panels as compliant with the most recent International Building Code and International Residential Codes. The complete report can be found here: ESR-1662
These excerpts from ESR-1662 concern the following subjects:
“Superior Walls Xi and Xi Plus walls have been evaluated as an alternative method of providing foundation wall dampproofing; therefore, no additional dampproofing is required.”
“Above-grade foundation stem wall applications in which negative transverse loads (such as leeward side wind pressure) in accordance with the applicable code are developed, must be limited to applications where the negative design wind pressure does not exceed 80 PSF. Above-grade foundation stem wall application in which positive transverse wind loads, in accordance with the applicable code, are developed mus be limited to application where the allowable wind pressure does not exceed 155 psf.”
“With the addition of two layers of 5/8 inch (14.9 mm) Type X gypsum wallboard complying with ASTM C1396, attached to the stud facing in accordance with the applicable code, Superior Walls Xi and Xi Plus walls with a maximum allowable axial compressive load of 3,000 lbf/ft (including ledger loads) have a two hour fire-resistance rating.”