Without the professionally developed thermal protection of the building socle, the thermal insulation effectiveness for the upward walls, floors on the soil, and basement sidewalls decreases significantly.
The application of the moisture and frost resistant, high strength RAVATHERM™ XPS 300 WB closed-cell polystyrene foam thermal insulation provides a lasting and efficient solution, even as a supplement to ventilated façade systems prepared using other thermal insulation materials.
RAVATHERM XPS 300 WB socle thermal insulation must be lead up to a height of at least 30 cm above the level of the surrounding terrain due to capillary action and splashing moisture.
The thermal insulation of the building socle is subjected to intense stresses: soil moisture, precipitation, splashing water, mechanical impacts, humic acids, etc., therefore long-lasting reliable operation can only be ensured by choosing the heat insulating material that meets the requirements. The application of the RAVATHERM XPS 300 WB extruded polystyrene thermal insulation foam provides a lasting and efficient solution, as a result of the beneficial material characteristics:
- closed-cell structure – negligible moisture uptake, frost resistance
- high strength, flexible rigidity – resistance to mechanical impacts
- rough surface – high strength adherence to concrete, mortars and solvent-free adhesives