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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Styrofoam Reply with quote

Hi There

l am in the process of building a base for my green houses 6 foot x 10 foot two of them.

l have read in a book that its a good ldea to put sheets of styrofoam two foot deep around the outside edge of the greenhouse to stop the cold soil comming through into the greenhouse soil.

ls this safe to do would any chemcials leach from the styrofoam into my soil?
Has anybody done this before.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using Styrofoam is good and easy and it is very easy to transport it as it is very light as well. It makes good insulator and resistant against high temperature. It has great thermal efficiency and has a high comprehensive strength for water penetration as well. It provides you an exclusive closed structure and is very resistant towards moisture. These are strong enough to be used in insulation application like roofs, walls, load bearing, ceilings, etc. Along these advantages it has some disadvantages like it is not biodegradable and it is a pollutant.
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