New Holland, PA and Middleburg, PA – Superior Walls of America Ltd. (“SWA”), the nation’s leading pre-cast concrete foundation system manufacturer, has signed on as a featured partner for Season 8 of ABC-TV’s popular prime time show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. SWA’s licensees will supply and install custom-made energy-efficient foundations for a variety of homes featured on Extreme Makeover in 2011.
Since the inception of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2003, SWA licensees have donated 24 foundation systems to project homes seen on the TV show. The Superior Walls customized insulated concrete foundation system is delivered to the jobsite and installed by certified crews, typically in less than half a day. Given the strict timelines and quality requirements mandated by Extreme Makeover; Home Edition, the Superior Walls foundation systems are perfectly suited to the show.
During 2009 Superior Walls became the 71st product, and one of only 25 manufacturers, to have products approved to earn points toward NAHB Research Center National Green Building Certification. This approval from the NAHB Research Center provides third party verification that the Superior Walls Xi and R5 insulated pre-cast concrete foundation walls and wall system comply with specific product green practice criteria as outlined in the National Building Standard.
Superior Walls foundations are custom designed, energy efficient, dry and easy to finish. The International Code Council Evaluation Service has evaluated and issued reports on code compliance for the pre-engineered Superior Walls foundation systems. Every Superior Walls foundation system is manufactured in a climate controlled factory environment, and is installed on the job site by certified installation crews in less than one day in most types of weather conditions. Dow Styrofoam insulation with an R-value of 12.5 comes standard on all Xi walls. The walls are at least 5,000 psi and come with a 15-year warranty on structural defects and sidewall groundwater penetration. Superior Walls foundations can be manufactured for virtually any architectural style and can include window and door openings, beam pockets and brick ledges. Wiring and plumbing can be run through factory-installed studs, thus making it easy to finish the basement as no extra framing is needed.
Advanced Concrete Systems, Inc. (“ACS”), located in Middleburg, PA, is an independently-owned licensee of SWA. ACS has manufactured and installed over 21,000 Superior Walls pre-cast concrete foundation wall systems since its inception in 1986 and employs approximately 100 people. ACS currently has operations covering much of Pennsylvania, as well as Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
About ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Emmy award-winning reality program is now entering its 8thseason, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. The show airs on Sundays from 8:00-9:00 pm eastern time on ABC.
For more information regarding this announcement, to find out more about Superior Walls, or for a more detailed list of the counties within Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia that are served by ACS, please call 800-521-3788 or visit the ACS website at www.yourbasement.com or the SWA website at www.superiorwalls.com.