Foamit’s shape, lightness and insulating properties make it ideally suited for municipal engineering with its constraints from utilities on construction sites. Construction with foam glass is easy. Construction takes place with the same equipment used for laying crushed stone gravel courses, and does not require any specialist equipment.

Foamits’ particles are crushed so that they have an angular fractured surface, resulting in a large angle of friction. This is a significant advantage if the structure must be excavated and built up in the open air. The light fill material is not damaged during transportation over a long distance via a trench, and the same material can be reused for re-filling.