Geofoam – Structural EPS Insulation

The Leader in Engineered Light Weight Fill Material

InsulFoam® GF (EPS Geofoam) is a lightweight, geo-synthetic foam fill material used  as an alternative to various fill-materials, as a soil stabilizer, and in various engineered applications.

Geofoam Advantages:

  • Superior stability
  • Long-term R-value
  • Lighter than most fill materials
  • Cost-effective
  • Meets or exceeds the requirements of ASTM D6817
  • Does not typically require surcharging, preloading, and staging
  • Environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable
  • Contains no HCFCs or formaldehyde
  • Resists insects, mold, decomposition and severe weather conditions (freeze-thaw cycles, moisture)

Request Quote ButtonGeofoam Applications:

Transportation
  • Highways and Roads
  • Railways
  • Airport Runways
  • Ramps
  • Bridge Approaches
  • Retaining Walls
Earthworks/Structural
  • Retaining Walls
  • Berms and Embankments
  • Parking Structures
  • Foundations
  • Loading Docks and Ramps
  • Landscaping
  • Lightweight Void Fill
  • Levees and Dikes
  • Buried Utility Protection
Architectural
  • Theater and Stadium Seating
  • Pools and Pool Decks
  • Landscaping
  • Retaining Walls
  • Lightweight Void Fill

 

Geofoam Advantages over other Fill Materials

 

Design Considerations

  • For InsulFoam GF applications, design should not exceed 1% strain for combined live loads
  • In conditions where InsulFoam GF is periodically subjected to submergence from fluctuating ground water, add 1.87 lb/ft3 (30 kg/m3) to the InsulFoam GF design density.
  • In conditions where InsulFoam GF is continually below ground water, add 5.00 lb/ft3 (80 kg/m3) to the InsulFoam GF design density.
  • In earth work applications such as le- vees, dikes, and berms, uplift buoyancy forces must be considered. The buoy- ancy force must be counteracted with overburden or restraint devices with geogrids or geomembranes.

 

 

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Educational Geofoam Links

ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
Geo-Institute.org: The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a specialty organization focused on the geo industry
Geofoam Research Center: in Syracuse NY
AASHTO: Non Profit representing Highway and Transportation Departments in 50 states plus PR and DOC
ARTBA: American Road and Transportation Builders
FTBA: Florida Transportation Builders

 

 

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