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Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

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Does anyone have any experience using Foamed Glass Aggregate as a foundation subbase, that is, the layer of crushed stone directly beneath a concrete footing? Looking for any experience or insight as to considering FGA as an alternative to conventional foundation subbases for uniform bearing loads.

RE: Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

For highways products in the UK, Type 1 material is oftern specified. Type 1 material has a list of criteria that it needs to pass, Loss Angeles, soundness etc. I would like to see what characteristics Foamed glass aggregate has before I say its good enough for a starter layer.

RE: Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

I would recommend contacting the manufacturer with your question. They have lab testing and examples of projects they have used it on.

RE: Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

Surely only useful as thermal insulation?

Foam glas is usually laid as sheets under a base or on top of a base under the floor.

Why is this being proposed?

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RE: Foamed Glass Aggregate as foundation subbase

Call AeroAggregates. They are located in PA, just outside of Philadelphia.
aeroaggregates dot com.

www.PeirceEngineering.com

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