Foam Foundation Systems
Has anyone got experience with concrete free foam foundation wall systems? While looking at insulation options I came across a product called Polycore, essentially steel studs encased in EPS.
I’m doing an addition with a full foundation on a highly insulated home. Rather than 8″ thick foundation walls and 10″ additional insulation, this product looks like a good option, saving concrete (and associated CO2) and labour. Our key worries are whether it will stand the test of time and whether there are going to be insect/rodent problems. Are there any other potential issues with this sort of system over a concrete based solution?
Location: Canada, Zone 7A
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