Value From the Ground Up
The Integra® Wall System uses all the same sturdy materials as block construction, but it incorporates considerable improvements that make it even safer, more durable and energy efficient. The result is a more solid, secure and comfortable home that costs much less to heat, cool and maintain.
*The Integra Wall System is not available for the Villa Series
- Reduced heating and cooling bills.
- Polyurethane insulation reduces temperature transfer, creating extremely high R-values.
- Post-tensioned walls reduce flexural cracking and air leaks. Low Maintenance
- Won’t peel, rot, warp or splinter like conventional construction.
- Requires less painting and fewer repairs.
- Saves money on a long-term basis.
- Termite resistant.
- Mold, fungus, and water-resistant.
- Greater fire resistance.
- Solid Construction.
- Post-tensioned steel rods reinforce the entire structure, literally from top to bottom.
- Polyurethane spray-foam insulation helps keep noise and weather out, heating and air-conditioning in.
- Concrete block is resistant to fire, termites, rot, mold, fungus, and severe weather.
- Soundproofing that greatly reduces outside noise.
- Superior strength that withstands extremes of heat and cold without buckling, cracking or melting.
Integra Wall Components
Step 1 – Integra blocks are mortared into place around high-strength steel rods, which are secured to the house foundation.
Step 2 – Polyurethane insulation is installed into the wall interior, allowed to expand, harden and dry. The excess is cut flush to the block.
Step 3 – Once the walls are in place, the steel rods are tensioned to a pre-engineered force of 7400# using impact wrenches and a special Direct Tension Indicator Washer.
Step 4 – The roof beams and framing are attached to the steel rods by means of a top plate and bolted tight, reinforcing structural integrity from top to bottom.
*Information provided by Integra® Wall Systems, an Oldcastle Company.