Concrete Products

FEB 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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66 • February 2018 FEATURE SUPERIOR CONCRETE SMALLER HOMES, BIGGER PLANT "Few people realize how visually appealing a concrete house can be. Not to mention the fact that concrete is maintenance free, and has better insulation properties than wood and other building materials," Todd Sternfeld explained as Superior Concrete Tiny Houses unveiled the precast-enclosed Texas Two- Step for the 2017 National Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree. "Superior Concrete Tiny Houses, known as The Original Concrete Tiny House Co., sells tiny homes with maintenance-free exteriors made of high-grade steel and fiber reinforced 5,000 psi precast concrete panels, which are held in place by galvanized metal studs and framing. Our precast panels are designed to duplicate the natural look and appeal of wood, brick, stucco or stone, and outlast any other conventional building material in the market." To build the 225-sq.-ft. Texas Two-Step, the company's construction team used a blend of warm wood-toned concrete timber siding, imparting a modern twist on a rustic Hill Country theme. Laminate products and engineered stone were used on the interior to ensure the house is as care-free as possible. The Texas Two-Step is secured on a custom steel frame trailer so it can be relocated to a home site, lake lot, tiny home village or community or other suitable location. Texas Two-Step panels were among initial products of an upgraded opera- tion for which Superior Concrete enlisted Mixer Systems to provide a new batch plant, anchored by a 1.5-yd. planetary mixer, along with controls package and aggregate storage and transfer equipment; and, BFK to tailor a slurry capture and water recycling system (note page 64). The Texas Two-Step debuted in fall 2017 at the National Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree, staged in Arlington, Texas, near Superior Concrete Products and Superior Concrete Tiny Houses Euless headquarters office. The Texas Two-Step evolves from three decades of custom precast at Superior Concrete, which has served a variety of residential and commercial clients requiring solutions for everything from utility substations to storage buildings, equipment enclosures, barns, ranch fencing and sound walls between oil and gas drill sites and residen- tial and commercial developments. A park model tiny home, the Texas Two-Step combines exposed concrete on the interior with laminate products and engineered stone. Designers sought to furnish the model with all the amenities and modern conveniences of a full-size home. PHOTOS: Superior Concrete Tiny Houses

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