East Monitor Barn Case Study

Project Overview

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’s East Monitor Barn in Richmond, VT is undergoing a historic renovation with Building Heritage. This renovation will allow VYCC to grow their programs and make further contributions to the building community in Vermont. The East Monitor Barn is built into a hillside, which has slowly shifted over the last 100 years, causing the barn to shift with it. In order to realign the barn with the foundation, the Building Heritage team lifted the barn to allow for the required realignment and to repair the timber frame. 

Installation Specifics

Glavel’s foam glass gravel was specified as the subslab insulation for the renovation. While the barn was lifted, the existing concrete slabs were recycled at a nearby facility to be repurposed as subgrade. Glavel was then installed atop the crushed concrete slabs and atop the footings at 12″ thickness to achieve R20 insulation. This project required 285 cubic yards of material, which was delivered via walking floor trailer and installed over the course of 3 days by a small team of installers.