Innovation- Modular Basement
Homes by Northplex is leading the modular home industry in cutting-edge innovation projects such as their modular basement. In 2012 our management team decided to proceed with a research and development idea to meet the needs of customers and their growing demand for modular products.
Homes by Northplex has partnered with EPS Moulders Inc. to provide a solid modular basement foundation made with a steel studded wall system with a polystyrene insulation. The fully engineered basement is constructed in the Northplex plant, shipped to site and craned into place. The basement foundation has an R32 insulation value, which is higher than the traditional concrete foundation with frost walls. It also creates natural heating from the treated lumber open joist floor and mechanical system. The walls are lined with OSB beneath the drywall, providing additional strength and backing.
The advantages of the modular basement are even more pronounced with the reduction of contractors and sub-trades needed onsite, which is an advantage in remote locations in Western Canada. The basement is engineered and CSA certified. The walls of the modular basement also hold the Built Green Certification, which promotes resource efficient, environmentally friendly construction practices and products.
With the increased need for rental accommodations in rural Alberta as well as in larger centres such as Fort McMurray, the modular basement foundation can be made into a self-contained secondary suite with its own entrance. Within three months of placing your order for a modular basement with Homes by Northplex, you can have a complete product in place and have immediate cash flow from your legal secondary suite.
Learn more about our modular basement system in the following video: