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If you have a project that might benefit from added strength and lighter weight Damien Choma is the guy to call. He loves finding new and innovative ways to help our clients achieve success in their projects.

Geofoam, Pipelines and Earthquakes

Geofoam, pipelines and earthquakes are three words that should never be used in the same sentence. The ugly truth is, it’s a statement that might be heard all over the world any time now. If you’ll remember, we posted a previous article,  a retrospective on Hurricane Katrina, and how Geofoam could have helped minimize some [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Geofoam, Pipelines and Earthquakes

Ducks Unlimited, Geofoam, and the Nation’s Wetlands

You’d have to be living under a geofoam rock not to know the value and importance in maintaining our nation’s wetlands and natural habitats. Not only to they provide refuge and habitat for thousands of species of birds, insects, plants and animals, they are a vital part of the global environmental ecosystem. Ducks Unlimited [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Ducks Unlimited, Geofoam, and the Nation’s Wetlands

EPS foam used as insulation in precast concrete wall panels

The use of precast concrete wall panels is nothing new. In fact, precast concrete wall panels including insulation is not that new either. However, since the inclusion of EPS foam insulation sheathing has been used in the sandwich design, insulation values are now capable of exceeding R-30. As found in the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 Energy [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on EPS foam used as insulation in precast concrete wall panels

Secant Pile Wall Construction

Civil engineering projects that require embedded retaining walls often rely on secant pile wall construction to accomplish the stabilization of embankments, large commercial below ground storage space (basements). Secant walls are also used for the protection and stabilization of in-ground tanks as well as other buried structures. While there are numerous methodologies in which to [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Secant Pile Wall Construction

Don’t Mistake Styrofoam® for Geofoam

Don’t mistake Styrofoam® for Geofoam. Styrofoam® is a product created by Dow Chemical Company decades ago. Geofoam is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and is not the same thing, although some people mistakenly believe the names are interchangeable. They are two different products. Styrofoam is used to make food and beverage containers, aka foam cups or clam [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Mistake Styrofoam® for Geofoam