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Flowable Fill

Last Updated: 09/30/19
Flowable Fill

Flowable fill is commonly used as an economical fill or backfill in road construction. It is usually a mixture of coal fly ash, water, a coarse aggregate (such as sand) and portland cement. Flowable fill can take the place of concrete, compacted soils or sand commonly used to fill around pipes or void areas. Other applications include filling in bridge abutments, foundation subbases or abandoned man holes and wells. Flowable fill can help put significant quantities of coal fly ash and spent foundry sand, two types of recovered materials, back to good use.

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Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
Additional Guidance

Compliant products not listed in GSA Advantage! may be available for federal purchase under GSA Schedule 51 V SINs 105 001 & 105 002 by visiting approved hardware stores in person or purchasing through the product catalogs of approved vendors.

Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories. This includes the specialty areas of: New Construction and Major Renovation, Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, Schools, Retail, Data Centers, Warehouse and Distribution Centers, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Specific credits are:

  • Materials & Resources - Building Product Disclosure & Optimization
    • Sourcing of Raw Materials
    • Material Ingredients

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.