The building industry started using foam as one of the materials not only for insulation purposes, but also for creating foam shapes. Foam shapes lends a three dimensional look to flat building exteriors. The advantage of foam over costly wood shapes and stone shapes led to the creation of heavy duty mesh and synthetic coatings. Staying on schedule has been crucial in construction for a long time, and mass production of any shapes takes a long time. Concrete shapes require curing time, wood shapes are limited to small sizes, and stone rely solely on craftsman. Another advantage of foam shapes is the quick turn around from design to job site.
Installing foam shapes are easy too. You don’t need a crane or lift, much lighter to handle, and easy on the installer’s back. Foam shapes are light. It is one the favorite materials that engineers like to use to reduce weight in some areas of construction. They can easily fill the void to reduce the weight and cost of concrete. The flexibility of foam shapes allow designers to hide some of not so pretty elements of construction.
Foam shapes don’t have any limits when it comes to sizes. We can create a giant lion or a dome out of foam, and it will perform even better than traditional materials.