Thermoblock® is comprised of a 2 1⁄2″ or 4″ thick core of fire resistant XPS insulation encasing two rows of high strength, low conductive, epoxy-concrete columns.
The columns are fixed to the top and bottom surfaces of the block providing load transfer and a high compressive strength.
The surfaces are made of fiber reinforced polymer concrete incorporating the latest innovation in building material technology – Carbon Nano Tubes.
The width of the thermoblock should not be narrower than the wall or sill plate it is supporting. The thickness and corresponding R value is chosen based on the transition or interface design and the F factor or U value requirements by energy code and climate zone.
Thermoblock® can be used to support masonry, wood or steel framed walls and parapets. Unlike other closed cell, foam type thermal break materials, Thermoblock® safely transfers load without deflection or long term creep. The top and bottom material surfaces provide for a mortar bond in masonry applications.