THE BAUTEX WALL SYSTEM

A SIMPLER, FASTER, BETTER WAY TO DESIGN AND BUILD

 

COMPLETE STRUCTURE + ENVELOPE

STRUCTURE

Strong and resilient concrete columns and beams every 16 inches vertically and horizontally.

ENCLOSURE & INSULATION

Bautex Block replaces sheathing, cavity insulation, and exterior insulation with no additional steps or materials.

AIR & MOISTURE

Bautex Air & Moisture Barrier is fast and easy to install on the outside of the Bautex wall, proving long lasting protection.

 

INSULATING CONCRETE BLOCK (ICB) WALL SYSTEM

The Bautex Wall System is a complete structure + envelope solution in a single integrated system that is installed quickly and efficiently by a single trade. Bautex Blocks are forms for creating a grid network of concrete columns and beams that stay in place after the concrete pour to become the enclosure and insulation for your building. A fluid-applied air and moisture barrier is then installed on the exterior of the wall to complete the system.

 

BAUTEX WALL SYSTEM PRODUCTS

 

BAUTEX BLOCK

The heart of the system, Bautex Block is a large but lightweight form that makes wall construction fast and simple.

BAUTEX AIR & MOISTURE BARRIER

The Bautex Air & Moisture Barrier installs quickly to provide a lasting layer of protection against air and water infiltration through walls.

BAUTEX WALL ANCHOR

A convenient shortcut, the Bautex Wall Anchor makes light- and medium-duty attachments to the Bautex wall easy and straightforward.

ABUSE-RESISTANT STUCCO EXTERIOR WALL FINISH

The toughest and most cost-effective finish option for the Bautex Wall System, StuccoMax® is an abuse-resistant exterior wall finish that is installed in one coat, saving time and money.

ABUSE-RESISTANT PLASTER INTERIOR WALL FINISH

A tough yet beautiful interior finish option to replace drywall, PlasterMax® is an abuse-resistant interior plaster that installs quickly in just one coat.

INSTALLATION STEPS

A COMPLETE WALL SYSTEM INSTALLED BY ONE TRADE IN FOUR EASY STEPS

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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 block is placed. Bars are centered in the cores and secured with rebar chairs and tie wire.

3. POUR CONCRETE

Concrete is poured in the walls once blocks reach a floor, roof or planned intermediate pour height. Concrete can be placed in a single pour in 6-foot lifts up to 18 feet wall 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 walls.

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EXTERIOR FINISHES

STUCCO

Abuse-resistant stucco is installed directly to the wall over the air and moisture barrier for a quick installation and durable finish.

MASONRY

Both cavity wall and adhered masonry is installed over the air and moisture barrier using standard methods.

PANEL SYSTEMS

Panel systems are installed over the air and moisture barrier and mechanically fastened to the concrete grid.

 

INTERIOR FINISHES

 

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.

PLASTER

Direct applied interior plasters can offer an attractive and durable finish for the inside of the wall when required.

BAUTEX WALL SYSTEM TESTING

Experience & Expertise

BUILDING CODE APPROVALS

The Bautex Wall System is recognized by international building code and has been issued:

FIRE

ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.

  • Flame Spread: 0

  • Smoke Development: 20

FIRE

NFPA 286 - Standard Methods Of Fire Tests For Evaluating Contribution Of Wall And Ceiling Interior Finish To Room Fire Growth.

  • Bare Bautex Wall: Meets NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®

  • Finished with 5/8” gypsum drywall: Meets NFPA 101 Life Safety Code®

FIRE

ASTM E 119 - Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.

• Fire Rating (unfinished): 4 hours

STORM SAFETY

ICC 500 - ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters.

  • Bare: Wind speeds up to 200 mph

  • Brick: Wind speeds up to 225 mph

STORM SAFETY

FEMA 320 - Taking Shelter from the Storm, 2008 Edition (Personal Shelter).

  • Bare: Wind speeds up to 160 mph

  • Brick: Wind speeds up to 250 mph

STORM SAFETY

FEMA 361 - Design and Construction Guidance For Community Saferooms, 2008 Edition (Community Shelter).

  • Bare: Wind speeds up to 160 mph

  • Brick: Wind speeds up to 250 mph

STORM SAFETY

Registered under Florida Building Code FL29084


Meets Texas Department of Insurance standards.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ASTM C 518 - Standard Test Method for Steady- State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus.

  • R-value per inch: 1.84

  • Whole wall R-value (w/ concrete): R-14

SOUND TRANSMISSION

ASTM E 90 - Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements.

  • Finished interior PlasterMaxTM and exterior StuccoMaxTM: STC 51, OITC 47, Rw 52

MOLD & MILDEW

ASTM G 21 - Standard Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi.

  • Passed, no growth observed after 28 days

BAUTEX WALL ANCHOR

ASTM D 1761 - Standard Test Method for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood (#6 x 2” coarse thread drywall screw).

  • Lateral: 130.6 lbs

  • Withdrawal: 56.3 lbs

 

CONTACT US

 

(512) 637-1200

14414 Blanco Road, Suite 300
San Antonio, TX 78216

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