Protection Boards

Protect your damp-proofing or water-proofing from the damage of backfilling.

Foam-Control Protection Boards are economical, light weight and easy to install over foundation walls that have been damp-proofed or water-proofed with coatings/membranes.

Installed prior to backfilling, Foam-Control Protection Boards provide impact puncture protection for foundation wall coatings/membranes from rocks and potential construction debris in backfill soil. Protection is also provided against crushed stone/gravel used in many foundation drainage designs.

In cold regions, Foam-Control Protection Boards bond-break the soil from the foundation wall and as insulation reduces potential damage of freeze-thaw cycling.


  • Cost-effective
  • Lightweight, easy to install
  • Stops debris damage of wall coating/membrane
  • Bond-breaks soil from wall
  • Provides insulation benefit


Foam-Control Protection Boards are available in a range of thicknesses up to 4” and Types to assure optimum protection against potential larger stones and construction debris, and for deep fill foundations.

Foam-Control R-Shield.

Foam-Control R-Shield is a film-faced protection board available in a range of thicknesses up to 4” and Types that provide optimum handling, durability, and protection resistance. Foam-Control R-Shield is also available in a fanfold configuration in 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4 inch thicknesses.