SIMPLE, FAST & EFFICIENT BUILDING

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 & 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.

Builder Support

OTHER INSTALLATION DETAILS

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

Elec­tri­cal and plumb­ing trades have sev­er­al options for installing wiring, 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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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 & Siding
Panel systems are installed over the air and moisture barrier and mechanically fastened to the concrete grid.
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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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Plaster
Direct applied interior plasters can offer an attractive and durable finish for the inside of the wall when required.