Lightweight Fill


ECOLITE LWG 10/60 lightweight gravel can be used as a fill material to resolve problematic Geo-technical applications. Because of it's low density and high friction angle, replacing normal weight back-fill with Ecolite LWG can reduce ground pressure on foundations and behind retaining walls by up to 90%. Ecolite's free draining nature can also reduce hydraulic loading on the wall.

Ecolite lightweight gravel can also be used to reduce vertical loads on underground pipes and because of Ecolite's thermal insulating properties it can provide additional protection from freezing.


ecolite gravel as retaining wall backfill

Ecolite LWG 10/60

Specifications are subject to change. The data above is typical of average values based on tests by independent laboratories or by the manufacturer and are indicative only. Applications noted above are examples only and materials must be tested under intended service conditions to determine their suitability for purpose. Expanded Glass Technologies disclaims any liability for damages or consequential loss as a result of reliance on the information presented or for subsequent opinions that may be provided.

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