Foamit can substantially reduce the loads exerted by retaining walls and embankments thanks to its low density and high angle of repose.
Structures made with Foamit have a soil pressure 70–90% less than structures containing conventional gravel infills. This enables an efficient use of space and a lighter structure.
The amount of concrete reinforcement steel can be reduced by using Foamit foam glass aggregate. The number of supporting columns within lightweight wall structures can also be reduced.
In pile foundations, Foamit acts as a lightener, preventing the additional loading caused by subsidence and reducing the lateral loads acting on the piles due to poor stability.
Foamit aggregate also reduces the risk of structures moving during construction.