Quiet, Affordable Living at 55+ Brendale Community

Residents of the new Brendale community in Vineland, N.J. have said farewell to high energy bills and noisy nights. Thanks to the decision by Parrish Construction to use above ground precast concrete walls in the construction of the 17 units in the complex, homeowners are enjoying reduced energy bills and a quieter living environment.

“Our company has relied on Superior Walls products in our construction projects for a dozen years,” says Rusty Parrish, president of Parrish Construction in Vineland, N.J. “We return to them year after year for our project work because of the quality of the precast concrete panels and the speed of installation.”

Precast Structure

For the Brendale community, which is targeted to 55+ active adult lifestyle living, Superior Walls XiTM panels from Northeast Precast were used to create the one-story homes. Produced and installed by Northeast Precast, the custom walls were installed on slab-on-grade foundations. The density and insulation involved in the Xi panels provide more insulation value and sound reduction for the units than usual construction methods.

Superior Walls Xi wall panels feature steel reinforced concrete and 2-1/2-inches of DOW® Styrofoam™ insulation to create a barrier against sidewall water penetration. The panels are custom designed and constructed in a factory-controlled setting. Unique features of the Xi wall panels include:

  • 5,000+ PSI concrete
  • Steel-reinforced top bond beams, concrete studs and footer beams
  • Horizontal steel rebar inside top and bottom beams
  • Vertical steel rebar inside each stud
  • Insulated access holes for ease in wiring and plumbing
  • Galvanized steel stud facing ready for drywall finishing
  • Insulated corners, studs and bond beams

Benefits to Homeowners

“Many of the homeowners have already told me their utility bills are lower than they expected,” says Parrish. “They’re also amazed at how quiet the interior of the homes are from outside noises. This community is near a main road, yet residents don’t hear the noise inside their homes.

“These are just some of the benefits we’ve found by building with Superior Walls products. The structural integrity, insulation value and noise reduction benefits make these homes a smart buy for homeowners.”

Each one-story structure in the community has two units, resulting in 34 homes for residents. Northeast Precast custom created the wall panels in their facility in Millville, N.J., transported them to the job site and installed the panels quickly and efficiently.

“It comes down to trust,” says Parrish. “We trust the Superior Walls products to help us create dependable homes. In fact, I trust them so much that I built my sister’s home using these precast panels for the basement foundation. It says a lot for a product when you’d use them on your own family’s home.”

Parrish Construction serves as a general contractor for the southern area of New Jersey. The third-generation family-owned business handles both residential and commercial projects. For more information visit www.parrishconstructioncompany.com.

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