SIMPLE, FAST & EFFICIENT CONSTRUCTION

A COMPLETE WALL SYSTEM INSTALLED IN FOUR EASY STEPS

1. PLACE BLOCKS
Blocks are laid end-to-end starting from the corners and glued together to provide stability until the cores are filled with concrete and the blocks are permanently locked into place.
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2. INSTALL REBAR
Rebar is installed into the horizontal cores of the block as each course is placed, while vertical bars are installed after the top course of the wall is placed. Bars are centered in the cores and secured with rebar chairs and tie wire.
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3. POUR CONCRETE
Concrete is poured in the walls once blocks reach a floor, roof or planned intermediate pour height.
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4. APPLY AIR AND MOISTURE BARRIER
After walls are poured and the roof is on the building, the last step is to install a fluid-applied air and moisture barrier directly to the exterior of the Bautex Block.
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READY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR BUILD?

There are no special skills or tools needed to install Bautex, but we do provide contractor support to show you all of the tricks and shortcuts that make budgeting and building with Bautex simple, fast, and efficient.

Contractor Support

OTHER INSTALLATION DETAILS

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

Electrical and plumbing trades have several options for installing conduit, pipes and fixtures into the Bautex Block wall. The first two inches of the entire face of both the inside and outside of a Bautex Block wall consists of the EPS-Cement composite material that is easy to cut and carve using wood cutting tools.

Recessed in Bautex wall
Plumbing and electrical elements under 2-inches in diameter can be recessed and glued into scored channels cut out of the block insulation.

Inside chase of furred-out wall
For plumbing and electrical elements over 2-inches or where future relocation or additions are more likely, it is best to build a chasing by installing drywall on furring channels.

Through-wall penetrations
Through-wall penetrations can be made through the full 10-inch deep sections of insulation that occur throughout the Bautex wall every 16 inches in every direction.

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EXTERIOR FINISHES

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Stucco
Abuse-resistant stucco is installed directly to the wall over the air and moisture barrier for a quick installation and durable finish.
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Masonry
Both cavity wall and adhered masonry is installed over the air and moisture barrier using standard methods.
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Panel Systems
Panel systems are installed over the air and moisture barrier and mechanically fastened to the concrete grid.

INTERIOR FINISHES

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Direct-Adhered Drywall
Gluing drywall directly to the inside of the wall is the fastest and most economical finish option. Makes painting faster and walls more durable too.
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Drywall on Furring
Drywall can also be installed on furring channels attached to the inside of the wall when required by the project.
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Direct-Applied Plaster
Direct applied interior plasters can offer an attractive and durable finish for the inside of the wall when required.