Superior Walls Supports Chattanooga Area Project for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

February 14, 2011 // Franchising.com // NEW HOLLAND, PA. - When the Sharrock family of Rossville, Ga. woke up yesterday morning, they had no idea they'd never sleep in their beds again. After being greeted by the cast of ABC-TV's popular show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Sharrocks, who live in the greater Chattanooga area, learned they were going to get a new home in seven days. And, the Superior Walls® foundation that launches this family's dream home will be installed in less than five hours.

"We're on-site and ready to install the 410-lineal feet of precast concrete foundation system for the crawl space of this home," says Keith Weller, CFO of Superior Walls of America. "Our team from Superior Walls of East Tennessee will set this energy-efficient foundation in place during the middle of the night so that when the sun comes up on January 15th the construction process can begin."

Superior Walls, the nation's leading pre-cast concrete foundation system manufacturer, has signed on as a supporter for Season 8 of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The company is supplying and installing custom-made basement and crawl space foundations for a variety of homes featured on the home improvement television show in 2010 and 2011.

A skilled team from Superior Walls of East Tennessee created the customized insulated panels for the home and transported them to Chattanooga for this project. This is the fifth Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project home this company has been involved with by supplying and installing an energy-efficient foundation system.

The company's certified installation crew is on site to install the conditioned crawlspace foundation starting on Monday, January 14th. It's expected that the entire installation of the crawlspace foundation will take less than five hours.

"The speed and efficiency with which we can provide a damp-proof foundation for a home is one of the chief reasons we were selected as a supporter of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," says Weller. "On this show, speed is king. Fortunately, we deal with fast, professional installation of foundations every day."

Superior Walls foundations systems have been awarded the Green Approved Product designation by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. The insulated foundation systems can potentially save a family a substantial amount on their total heat losses simply because their home is constructed with the right foundation system.

The steel-reinforced concrete panels created by Superior Walls are matched up in the manufacturing process with DOW® StyrofoamTM boards, providing excellent rigid foam insulation. The resulting XiTM wall panels are constructed with a concrete face shell, backed by 2-1/2-inches of extruded polystyrene insulation. In addition, the steel reinforced concrete walls create a permanent barrier against sidewall water penetration, so no additional damproofing is required.

Installing the Foundation

Superior Walls of East Tennessee manufactured the panels for the Sharrock's home in a climate-controlled environment in Rock Island, Tenn. and then transported them to the home site on special carriers. Cranes are used to carefully lower the custom walls onto a bed of clean, crushed stone, where the panels will be permanently fixed into place.

"We're excited to support this home building project," says Stacey Harvey, president of Superior Walls of East Tennessee "We know this foundation is the right start for the Sharrock home. Now they'll have a warm, dry, insulated foundation system that's the perfect platform on which the volunteers will create their dream home."

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