Jackson Parade of Homes 2019

Redman Homes Ashville Two Story

is the home we are proud to show at this years Jackson Parade of Homes held by the Jackson Home Builders Association.

Visit us at 2850 Reynolds Rd Jackson MI, (Spring Arbor) Just south of M60.

Legendary Homes Parade of Homes - Modular Homes Sales


Impressive Two Story Modular Home offering 4BR/3.5 BA.  This home greets you with a beautiful covered porch, spanning the length of 2nd story, that invites you into the large foyer with a beautiful open staircase to the 2nd floor. The incredible master suite, located on the main floor, is complete with a huge soaking tub, separate shower, and large walk-in wardrobe.

Family and friends can be entertained in the formal living room or relax in the cozy family room with views to the wooded backyard. This Redman Homes Ashville features an open concept kitchen with white cabinets, stainless appliances and large island, open to the formal dining room. Main floor laundry is conveniently located directly off the kitchen. The open staircase leads to the spacious loft and additional bedrooms, two of which have a shared bath and one large bedroom with its own private bathroom and walk-in closet. This sprawling 2840 sq ft home sits on a full insulated precast basement and has an attached 3 car garage.


Legendary Homes offer modular homes built by these great well known high-quality companies:  Redman Homes, All American Homes, Hechaman Homes, and Skyline Homes.


For a list of homes in the show visit HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF JACKSON

Jackson Parade of Homes 2019


Insulated Pre Cast Basements by Legendary Homes

Superior walls is a great option when deciding what type of foundation to do for the construction of your new home.

When building a new home there are choices when it comes to what types of basement or crawl space to do. Many people do poured wall foundations, but more and more people are realizing that there is a better option for a basement that is available. An insulated Precast Basement is a great option to consider.

Direct link to the video is at: Insulated Pre Cast Basements by Legendary Homes

Insulated Precast basements have a lot of advantages.

They are very energy efficient and make for a very warm basement. The walls come as panels with concrete studs with a metal plate making them ready to attach drywall for finishing the basement and adding bedrooms. The concrete studs have holes in them for easy access to run wiring and Plumbing.

These foundations are built in a factory and experience the same benefits as modular homes being build in a factory. The panels are then hauled to the job site and set with a crane.

Legendary Homes has used Superior Walls for foundations for years.

It was probably around the early 2000’s when the first insulated pre cast basement was done for one of our customers.

At that time customers were paying an additional $5,000 to $7,000 for doing this type of basement and they still felt it was worth the extra. Things have changed and they are now around the same costs as a poured wall.

Michigan’s codes have changed to now require at least a R-10 insulation for foundations. These insulated pre cast foundations have a R12.5 insulated factor, so they exceed the building codes.

Todd the builder decided to call past customers to ask them what they thought of their foundations now that they had lived in their homes for several years. Everyone of them said they were very glad they went with Superior Walls.

There are certain procedures that need to be done to prevent future problems. That’s why having a builder that’s familiar with what needs to be done should be an important factor in your decision when building a new home.

If these procedures are not completed then there is a risk of the foundation pushing in when backfilled. For modular homes there is a strap that is nailed to the treated 2 x 10 sill plate and then once the home is set they are nailed to the home. There is also extra blocking required between the floor joists. This is something that we make sure to get completed before backfill is done.

Another benefit is the damp proofing is built right into the walls and so there is no need for spraying damp proofing. This prevents the chance of the unsightly black tar look above grade. Have you ever seen this? It’s a common problem and it doesn’t look the best on a new home.

The most common sizes of basements are as 9 foot or 8’2″. For crawl spaces can be done as 4′ or 6′ walls. Legendary Homes primarily do 6′ walls and backfill 1′ up on the inside. This give an approximate height of 5 foot.

Superior Walls Insulated Precast Foundation

When you are looking to build Legendary Homes is here to help with your building needs. We want to educate you so you know what to expect when building your new home. Give us a call today and let us replace your dreams with reality!

For more information and pictures of modular homes being built on a insulated pre cast basements go to Pictures of Complete Construction Jobs.

Call Todd at 517-206-2435 for more information about insulated pre cast basements.

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Superior Walls Insulated Precast Foundations

Superior Walls insulated precast foundations is a clean simple approach.  Legendary Homes offer these insulated pre-cast foundations and highly recommend them.  There are many advantages.

Just like modular homes, they are built in a factory, cast in a horizontal position using high strength concrete.  Much stronger than a traditional foundation. It’s more dimensionally stable.    The shell themselves are a couple inches thick but the walls, the structural members are 10 1/4″ thick and incorporates reinforcing steel rebar in the studs.

Energy Efficient Insulated Precast Basement

The Dow Styrofoam is built right into the walls.  Legendary Homes uses XI walls which have an R-12.5, so it exceeds Michigan energy code of R-10 insulation.  They are very energy efficient.

Each foundation is pre-engineered individually for each home and designed for each particular house.

Joints are sealed with a polyurethane sealant, specially formulated for application for this type of concrete and they use a bead on the exterior and a bead on the interior of the panel at the seems.

Superior Walls uses a 5,000 psi concrete mix, which has a water concrete ratio of .4 to provide a high strength mix.   A poured wall foundation typically would use 2,500 to 3,000 psi.

When the panel is cast at the factory there is an embedded saddle bolt assembly that’s embedded into the lower and upper bond beam.  A 1/2 diameter bolt is used to hold the panels together.

The shell is 1 3/4″ but the overall structure is 10 1/4″  The walls have a concrete stud and use a steel plate (in the Xi walls) for securing drywall when finishing the basement.

The following video shows Bob Villa talking to Jim Costello from Superior Walls on a job site of a new construction home.

So, if this were your video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/bC0syKkXY-M


Bob Vila asked about if there were any concerns to worry about with settlement.  Settlement is no more of a concern with this system than it is with any other type of foundation such as a poured wall foundation.  You do need to be concerned with what your soils are but it’s not any different than any other concrete wall.

Superior Walls set on a crushed stone footing of around 6 inches for a firm base.

Soil pressure on the outside is something to be aware of.  The walls are very rigid so there are very specific directions for the connection of the floor system to the top of the wall.  The walls are fully engineered to withstand the backfill pressure, but it’s important to pour the floor and properly fasten the floor system of the house before backfilling in order to make a rigid box.

The walls are squared at the time of completing the last panel.

Insulated Precast Concrete Basement

The prefabricated foundation is built in a factory just as a modular home so weather is not an issue.  They are poured in a plant in a controlled atmosphere where they pour the concrete.

The concrete studs have holes for wiring and secondary plumbing making it easier to run electrical and plumbing in the basement.  The walls are ready for drywall, which is a big advantage.

Costs have been running about the same as a poured wall basement which makes it the way to go.
Legendary Homes has been using Superior Walls for many years and they are differently a “Superior foundation”. In Michigan, basements need to be at least R-10 to meet energy codes and the Xi walls more than exceeds the energy code. Highly recommended!

Steps of Building a House Pictures

Above are pictures of a home near Adrain done by Legendary Homes.  The pictures show the construction steps in building a new home.

This home features a 9′ insulated pre cast basement, a 24′ x 24′ 2 1/2 car garage and a gable front porch.

Insulated Precast Foundation For Crawl Space

Legendary Homes has been offering insulated precast foundations for basements for some time now but have not offered as a crawl space until recently.  With the new 6 foot panels, this allows us to now offer insulated precast foundations for crawls as well.  This is a very Energy Efficient foundation.

For crawl spaces not having a poured floor, they will need to have 1 foot of backfill in the inside.  This holds the bottom of the walls from pushing in when back filled.  This still leaves a 5′ crawl under the house.

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Insulated Precast Foundation Crawl


When looking for energy efficient foundations, give Legendary Homes a call.  For more information about our homes and prices click here! or Call Todd at 517-206-2435

Legendary Homes Inc
10197 S Meridian Rd
Clarklake MI 49234

Design Options for Insulated Precast Foundation

Modular Home Precast Foundation Jackson MI, Precast ConcreteDesign options for an precast foundation can be chosen when specifying an insulated precast concrete wall panel. These options are non-composite panel design, composite panel design and partially composite panel design.

Types of Panels for Precast Foundation

Non-composite Panels

When designing a non-composite panel, the two concrete panels work independently of one another to resist any applied loads. Each concrete panels will take a portion of the load based on the proportionality of each wythe’s section modulus compared to the other wythe. There is typically a structural or load-bearing precast concrete and a non-structural or non load-bearing precast concrete. Any dead loading (gravity loading), such as self-weight or window or louver loading is transferred through the wythe connector to the structural wythe. The non load-bearing wythe is essentially “hanging” from the load-bearing wythe.

Composite Panels 

In a compositely designed panel, the two precast concretes work together to resist applied loads. A composite panel of the same thickness will be significantly stronger in flexural strength than a non-composite panel of the same thickness. The panel connector must be designed to have sufficient shear strength to transfer the horizontal shear between the two concrete panels. Composite insulated precast foundation wall panels can typically provide a thinner panel section than a non-composite insulated wall panel. However, the savings in concrete material may be at least partially offset by the additional wythe connector costs associated with making a fully composite panel.

Partially Composite Panels

Some wythe connector manufacturers will offer a product that is not 100% composite and also a connector that is not completely non-composite; these are partially composite wythe connectors. This is essentially a hybrid between the two extreme design philosophies (composite and non-composite). The wythe connector manufacturers should be consulted for assistance as to which design philosophy applies to their products.

In case you still have questions about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile, you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog.

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Role of Insulated Precast Foundation in Green Modular Homes

IModular Home Construction with an Insulated Precast Foundationnsulated precast foundation requires a considerable sum of human capital to execute. This efficient type of foundation is hardly understood that its role or importance in the construction of green modular homes is often misinterpreted.

So what can be done to manage this? The following is a discussion on the importance and benefits of an insulated precast foundation.

Insulated Precast Foundation Means Savings

It is not a secret that the cost of installing an insulated precast foundation is higher than its counterparts. But modular home dealers guarantee that precast foundation promotes long term savings on electric billings. Insulated foundation assists in the reduction of heat loss, which causes electricity to flare up, all throughout the year.

Faster and Quality Construction

The time required to complete or finish a green modular home is significantly decreased by fifty percent when general contractors use insulated precast foundation. The process into which it is molded and cured in the factory or manufacturing aids in making the modular home construction process as it is referred to as the complete building envelope. The precast foundation is ready to be installed once delivered on- site, leaving the construction team with no delays.

The skilled laborers perform the same or similar tasks day in and day out with the same tools, under the same controlled conditions that from the delivery to the assembly of the insulated precast foundation, quality is ensured.

Lesser Environmental Impact

Precast foundation also has the ability to limit the environmental impact of building a modular home. As precast concrete insulated wall panels are manufactured off site, and crane-lifted from the delivery truck and installed directly onto the building, the adverse impact that the precast wall panels impose on a site is very minimal. With precast, there is no on-site space required for stored materials, and there is minimal construction debris and less overall site disturbance.

Sturdy Green Modular Homes

Green modular homes in Michigan that are built with insulated precast foundation are seen to have a solid base. They can withstand hurricanes and other natural forces such as earthquakes.

In case you still have questions about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile, you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog.

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Advantages of Investing in an Insulated Precast Foundation for Modular Homes

Precast Foundation for Modular HomesWith its several advantages, insulated precast foundation affects modular home construction. It has shrug off the many drawbacks of having a modular home especially in areas where storms are frequent. The advantages of an insulated foundation is usually increasing the energy efficiency and having lots of options for home finishes.

Insulated Home Foundation is Inexpensive

Installing an insulated precast foundation to modular homes is cost efficient. Home buyers are able to have at least 20 to 40 percent less utility bills annually.  Because of the materials used during its building process, household parasites are not able to penetrate and harm the modular home foundation and the whole structure.

Environment and Insulated Precast Foundation

Advocates of green building love insulated foundations because its eco- friendly. Insulated precast foundation do not used hazardous chemicals like formaldehyde that could affect the balance of our ecology. They also reduce the energy consumption and thereby lowering the carbon emission into the environment.

Insulated Precast Foundation is Energy Efficient

The end result of installing an insulated precast foundation is having an energy efficient modular home. The high insulation rate given to the foundation walls is guaranteed to regulate heat loss during seasons, which lessens the energy consumption during those times. Heat loss during winters is lowered, leaving the home to be warm and debunking the excessive use of heating system. Air leakage is prevented by the insulated foundation. The lesser energy consumed is channeled to the annual utility bills.

In case you still have questions about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile, you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog.

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Benefits of Insulated Precast Foundation to Modular Construction in Adrian, MI

There Modular Home MI and Insulated Precast Foundationare different benefits a insulated precast foundation can offer to modular construction. These advantages help the home owner from the commencement of the construction to the post construction times.

Affordability of Insulated Precast Foundation

We build all our modular homes with insulated precast foundation in a controlled factory environment. This results in a much shorter construction time, more efficient use of resources and less wastage, so we can bring you superior quality housing at a much lower cost.

Quality Assurance of Insulated Precast Foundation

Our controlled production environment allows us to build with precision and accuracy, guaranteeing you a stronger, better-built insulated precast foundation. Throughout construction the building materials for your modular home will be shielded from the weather to prevent warping.

Cost Savings

A modular home is an affordable alternative to traditional housing, without the risk of unexpected extra costs or construction delays. Because we build your home in our controlled factory environment, we are able to accurately predict our costs and take advantage of economies of scale; savings which we pass directly onto purchasers. Your site costs and the cost of insulated precast foundation also will be lower as your modular home requires minimal footings and site preparation compared to a conventional home.

Complies with Standards

All Legendary Homes Inc. modular homes are American Building Code compliant. In fact the insulated precast foundation, frame, windows and doors of our modular homes far exceed the minimum requirements under these standards.

Energy Efficiency of Insulated Precast Foundation

We build our modular homes to the highest environmental standards, to minimize your energy consumption and reduce your power costs.

In case you still have questions about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile, you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog.

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Insulated Precast Foundation Lowers Monthly Heating and Cooling Bills

WModular Home Floor Plan MI and Insulated Precast Foundationhatever the size of your new modular home, you can build in features which will make your property energy efficient, and incorporate features which will cut your heating and cooling bill drastically, or wipe it out altogether. The answer to this is the utilization of precast foundation?

What is an insulated precast foundation? What are its benefits? How does precast foundation reduces heating and cooling bills?

Insulated Precast Foundation

No one method of energy efficiency in a modular home can reduce your heating bill to zero, but good quality insulation can go a long way to reducing costs. Most manufacturers who draw up modular home floor plans incorporate high standards of insulation on the walls, ceilings and have the best standard of windows and doors on the market. Good insulation can keep your house warm in winter, and cool in summer.

Properly insulating your modular home doesn’t just mean the right amount of insulating material; it also means energy-efficient panels. The cost of insulated panels for a modular home is higher than the materials for a comparable framed building in the United States; however, this may not be true elsewhere.

Well-built modular home using insulated panels will have a tighter building envelope and the walls will have higher insulating properties, which leads to fewer drafts and a decrease in heating and cooling costs per month. Also, due to the standardized and all-in-one nature of insulated panels, construction time can be less than for a modular home, as well as requiring fewer work men. As a result, the total life-cycle cost of an insulated precast modular home will, in general, be lower than for a conventional house.

In case you still have questions about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile, you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog.

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