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24 in. x 50 ft. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Foundation Protection

  • Designed for swift and hassle-free installation
  • Resists stain, moisture, and shatter for maintenance-free use
  • For protecting foundation and insulation of homes and buildings
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Product Overview

Groundbreaker is a Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) barrier that provides protection for the foundation and insulation on all types of homes and buildings. Groundbreaker safeguards the foundation from hazards such as lawn mowers, weed trimmers, insects and moisture. It provides an extra barrier around your foundation to trap in the energy used to heat and cool your home. It is stain, odor, moisture and shatter resistant giving you virtually maintenance free protection of your foundation. After all, since the weight of your house rests upon the foundation, protecting it should be of utmost importance.
  • Easy to install on both existing buildings and new construction
  • Can be installed directly to the foundation or over insulation
  • Can be fastened with rivets or adhesives, such as non-solvent based products that won’t degrade foam insulation
  • Stain, odor, shatter and UV resistant
  • Gray, pebble finish
  • 10-year limited warranty
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.06
Product Height (in.)
24
Product Width (in.)
24

Details

Insulation Accessory Type
Other
Insulation Features
Structural
Insulation Type
Accessory
Number of Pieces
1
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty Information
10 Year Limited Warranty from date of purchase to be free of defects in material, workmanship, rot, rust or corrosion.

Questions & Answers

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Can you get it wider than 24 inches

Asked by Bob April 10, 2021
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Hello Bob. Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This brand does not come wider than 24 in. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

Is this self adhesive, or do you need to apply an adhesive to it? If I would need to apply an adh...

Asked by Abunco April 17, 2020
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how far below the dirt should this product go?

Asked by Jfitz April 12, 2020
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, There is no specified depth the product needs to go below, Thank you.

Can this be used for mobile home skirting? what could I use to attach this to?

Asked by TZ52 April 10, 2020
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, this is not a standalone product. Meaning it is meant to be adhered to the existing block or cement foundation. This is just an extra decorative layer of protection for your foundation and if any raw block, cement, or foam insulation is exposed and needs to be covered. Thank you.

Can you apply faux stone veneer over this product?

Asked by Matthew March 29, 2020
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, "Hello, we do not have any recommendations for applying over the top of the GroundBreaker. The GroundBreaker is your finish protective product for exposed foundation, or foam insulation around the basement. Adhesive Manufacturers Recommendations: The GroundBreaker product is an exterior grade FRP material. Adhesive manufacturers have recommendations for their adhesive products that would work with FRP and cultured stone, or cement product, etc…the FRP is usually adhered to the wall or insulation foam. Your bond is only as good as the what the FRP is currently adhered to. Thank you.”

Can this be trimmed. I need various heights between 12 and 18 inches

Asked by Don February 24, 2020
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Answer

Yes, it can be trimmed.

Can this product be painted? I want to install it over T-111 and match existing color.

Asked by Radtek December 16, 2019
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No, it is not recommended to be painted

is 48"x50' FRP kit available through Home Depot?

Asked by Ray November 26, 2019
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Hi Razor, unfortunately we do not offer the kit on Homedepot.com. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

It says that it's a KIT. Besides the groundbreaker, what else is included?

Asked by Abraham October 10, 2016
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There are two angles (1" wide) to cover corners, two curved corner covers, two strips for joining pieces along a flat surface, and about 20 "rivets" for connecting to the underlying foam.

can I screw fasten this to my foam insulation that has a vertical plastic stud every 8"?

Asked by Chris March 27, 2016
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Customer Reviews

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Exactly what I needed.
I did the exterior concrete block on the back of my house. It was exposed approx. 20" above ground and I had no way to insulate the interior basement wall (bricked interior wall). The 24" width was perfect, 4" into the ground. The material is stiff and has "memory", so you need to roll it out in the sun ahead of installation. Definitely is a summer weather application. I used the inside, outside corner pieces and the joint pieces that came with it. The material cut easily with with a pair of metal cutters. Underlayment adhesive (large tubes) worked well gunned directly onto the foamboard. Use plenty and push the material tightly to get the air out from behind. I used a piece of 2"x4" to get the air pockets and waves out. After I used 2"x4' boards propped against it until the adhesive grabbed the sheet. I also filled in the 4" where the ground was trenched. The sheet does expand and contract, so where you have a vertical joint you need the expansion joints provided. Try to lay it out with as few vertical joints as possible. My 2" foam came out past the bottom of the vinyl siding. I used roof apron gluing it to the top of the foam and then caulked it at the vinyl siding. It comes in a few colors. Overall, it turned out to look good and it made my interior basement wall much warmer. Two people would make it a lot easier!
by Robo
4 people found this helpful
Ground breaker worked great. Was fairly easy to cut...
Ground breaker worked great. Was fairly easy to cut using a backerboard scoring knife. Easy to install. Try to avoid cutting length-wise. I had a section where I only needed 18" of width, so had to manage that.
by HomeDepotCustomer
3 people found this helpful
We needed a protective covering for exposed polystyrene foam insulation on a foundation. We had ...
We needed a protective covering for exposed polystyrene foam insulation on a foundation. We had been looking at sheet metal but were pretty sure it would look bad with lots of waviness. This product is fairly stiff so we don't have that problem. It has been easy to apply (use foam-compatible adhesive) and looks good.
by Mark
6 people found this helpful
This product is exactly what it was supposed to be. The only thing I can think of that would mak...
This product is exactly what it was supposed to be. The only thing I can think of that would make it better was if it came with someone to install it.
by JP
7 people found this helpful
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