Wally Is Your Design Assist and Installation Partner

Wally Walls does more than just manufacture walls and deliver them to your site.  As a “Design Assist” company, Wally’s Team of engineers and builders ensure that the maximum savings occur throughout the development process.  Wally’s Team of engineers ensure that each structure not only meets structural codes, but that the building’s design achieves maximum constructability, with particular emphasis on value engineering and connection details that allows carpenters to reduce ladder time and install more square feet of wall and decking each day.  And if you do not have a carpentry crew to install the Walls, Wally’s Installation Team can get you under roof faster than you can say “labor shortage.”

Multi-Story - Cold formed steel is utilized nationally in mid-rise development for its structural capabilities, often times without the need of additional steel or concrete supports. Utilizing structural GPS injected and molded into the wall cavity, the encased studs have little to no opportunity to deform under normal stress, providing even a a greater safety factor. To support extreme shear loads, higher walls, or greater loads, Wally’s Crown ICF provides the perfect complement to the building’s structural integrity.

Strength-to-Weight Ratio- Wally’s UltraFrame Light Gauge Panel is one of the strongest building systems in the global market. Weighing less than 1/3 the weight of conventional lumber construction, a four foot by eight foot 18 ga. panel with studs at 16" on center weighs approximately 70 lbs. and can support an ultimate axial load of over 36,000 lbs.  Further, Wally’s Crown ICF walls, when used in conjunction with the UltraFrame Panel, can reduce the overall cost of the structure by carrying heavier loads, thus reducing the gauge of Wally’s UtlraFrame Panels on upper floors.

Fire - GPS used in the UltraFrame Panel does not contribute to the weakening of the walls. The Wally Walls UltraFrame Panel has been tested and achieved a 2 hr. rating for a fully loaded wall.

Resistance - UltraFrame and Crown ICF Walls are inorganic and therefore provide no food value for termites, wood ants, and other insects. Another benefit to the inorganic nature of UltraFrame and Crown ICF is that they do not support mold growth or the transference of mold.

Water Damage - Long-term resistance to water damage, mold, and rot will protect your structure for generations. This makes UltraFrame and Wally Crown ICF one of the best building systems in the world for flood resistant construction. If a flood occurs, remove the interior veneer to flood level, let the wall system dry for 24 hours, then re-veneer the wall.

Hurricanes - Steel and concrete are recognized as the best building components to resist the devastating impacts of hurricane force winds and debris damage. UltraFrame and Wally Crown ICF each can resist wind loads over 150 m.p.h. The use of EPS in both products acts as a shock resistor, causing flying debris to bounce off of the UltraFrame Panel and Wally Crown ICF wall.

Seismic - Structural GPS in its formed state is a terrific shock absorbing product. Racking load test performed on GPS building products have proven to resist the damaging impacts of the highest Zone 4 seismic activities. The system memory of structural GPS can return a building after seismic exposure to 99% of original position.

 

Wally Walls has chosen MarinoWare StudRite® Stud and R-Stud® to integrate into the UltraFrame Building System because they achieve maximum structural performance due to their lip reinforced repetitive rolled cutouts and embossments. These embossments and cutouts not only increase the structural performance of the wall but also greatly reduce thermal and sound transfer through the wall since a large percentage of the steel has been removed.  In addition, Wally has teamed up with Crown ICF to deliver a simple, repeatable, and highly insulated ICF walls.

 
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Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) is a closed-cell, lightweight, rigid plastic foam. The modified grade of GPS that Wally Walls selected contains a fire retardant to decrease the potential of fire spread from a small flame source. The grade of bead has been designed to meet domestic and international building codes. GPS will not warp, twist, rot, delaminate, or break down. The very nature of polystyrene as a thermoplastic allows it to be continuously melted and reformed making GPS a highly recyclable product. GPS contains no food value for termites, ants, or other insects. Mold is also not attracted to GPS.

 
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