Construction

Foam glass is an excellent building material, which is suitable for the construction of civil and industrial facilities. Its use in construction allows you to reduce the thickness of the walls, thereby increasing the usable area of the building. The incombustibility of foam glass allows it to be used in buildings with increased fire safety requirements. Low water absorption of foam glass allows it to be used as thermal insulation in buildings with high humidity, such as saunas and pools. The combination of high strength and low density makes it possible to use foam glass for thermal insulation of the roof. The durability of the foam glass avoids the replacement of thermal insulation during the entire period of operation.

Recommended application schemes for granular foam glass:

1. Floors:

Foam glass insulation for concrete floors, in the case of granular foam glass:

a) 1 – concrete base; 2 – bitumen soil; 3 – granulated foam glass; 4 – glassine or ruberoid; 5 – a layer of light concrete; 6 – ceramic tile

b) 1 – a layer of gravel or slag; 2 – granulated foam glass; 3 – glassine or ruberoid; 4 – a layer of light concrete; 5 – ceramic tile

2. Floorings:

Foam glass insulation for interfloor installation:

a) 1 – reinforced concrete slab; 2 – vapor barrier layer; 3 – lag; 4 – granulated foam glass; 5 – boardwalk; 6 – sound-absorbing pad

b) 1 – reinforced concrete tile; 2 – vapor barrier layer; 3 – lag; 4 – mineral felt; 5 – granulated foam glass; 6 – boardwalk; 7 – sound-absorbing pad

3. Roofs insulation:

Insulation of foam glass when roofing:

1 – prefabricated reinforced concrete slabs; 2 – concrete joints lubrication; 3 – granulated foam glass; 4 – couplers

4. Thermal walls insulation:

Insulation of a brick wall with granular foam glass:

1 – brick wall; 2 – granulated foam glass; 3 – staples for bonding masonry