foamglas will support the walls

2013 07 26: the photo shown the installation of foamglas, the black material, at a corner of the house. it is placed all around the perimeter of the house between the slab and the footings. this insulation will bear the weight of the walls and the roof. this construction is somewhat unusual. it is designed to provide outstanding insulation for the slab while being strong enough to easily bear the weight of the walls and roof.

foamglas insulation

foamglas insulation


2 thoughts on “foamglas will support the walls

  1. Tom Sandman

    I have been looking for this type of solution for our new house. Did everything work out? Is there a specific version of foamglass used in your project to achi6tge right compressive strength? Any feedback on your solution would be appreciated. Tom

    1. GalootAndPalameeno Post author


      I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. The house works very well in terms of energy efficiency. It has been power positive for all but three months.

      So far as I know, there is only one type of FoamGlass

      And it has plenty of compressive strength under the house’s footers.




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