Over 100 times lighter than soil, EPS Geofoam continues to prove to be successful in high-volume fill and soil stabilization projects such as roads, bridges, levees and buildings. Local city and county agencies have used Insulfoam Geofoam in many projects to simplify construction and reduce costs for public works projects. Geofoam has many features and benefits to help overcome common geotechnical challenges: high load-bearing capacities, does not decompose, decay, or produce undesirable gases or leachates, fully recyclable, durable and does not require maintenance under normal conditions throughout service life, unaffected by freeze-thaw cycles, moisture, and road salts.
Read more on how the following Geofoam applications were used from project to project in Government Engineering Journal’s article, Geofoam: A Primer.
- US50 near Montrose, CO
- Highway 12 near White Pass in WA State
- US101 in Northern CA
Lightweight Void Fill:
- Fairfeld-Suisun Water Treatment Plant channel walls in Solano County, CA
- Idaho Transportation Department
Lateral load reduction on Retaining Structures:
- Pacific Street Bridge Widening in Omaha NE
Soft Soil Remediation:
- Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement in Seattle, WA
- I-80/I-65 interchange widening in Gary, IN
- North Creek Levee raising in Bothell, WA