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Precast concrete insulated/framed foundation walls by mattp614
September 3, 2008, 4:11 am
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If the diamond piers are not an option, these may be. Superior Walls manufactures the Xi precast concrete foundation panel. It includes insulation and galvanized nailer studs. It is poured monolithically with low water concrete reducing the need for a moisture damper and is reinforced with steel and polypropelyne. I have inquired as to pricing and wether or not these panels could be used above grade as an exterior wall. I have not heard back regarding pricing and I don’t see why they couldn’t be used as an exterior wall.

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OmniBlock Masonry Units by mattp614
September 2, 2008, 6:20 pm
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OmniBlock manufactures a type of CMU that is channeled to accept foam insulation inserts and conduit. They contain recycled materials and install like any other CMU. Estimated cost delivered and installed in Chicago is about $11 sf.