The Poly Molding blog is where articles and posts relating to construction, architecture, and the arts are regularly posted… information about interesting uses of expanded polystyrene materials. If you have an interesting project involving our Geofoam and/or EPS products, we would love to hear about it. Just email us some information and a few photo’s and we’ll not only post and give you editorial credit but link to your website as well.
When it comes to heavy construction or deep excavation projects requiring significant support systems, think of flute fillers and secant walls, then think of Poly Molding. Among a catalog of products some of our most popular (depending on the season) happen to be flute fillers and secant piles made from Geofoam.
Many architects, structural engineers, and industrial contractors know, there is more than one grade of geofoam. Know what you’re getting when you are ordering geofoam; it should be marked and validated by the provider [...]
There’s no doubt about it, Geofoam is a great construction product, but it’s far more than that. Sure, it’s used for stabilizing shifting earth, supporting airport runways, train railbeds, even assisting in rooftop [...]
Governing bodies have rules, regulations, and guidelines for just about everything, including Geofoam. The State of New York Department of Transportation has such guidelines for the use of geo-technical supplies and equipment.
Geofoam, with a little help from elasticized geosynthetic panels could protect levees, sidewalls, against hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as other natural disasters. These are increasing in number, small and large worldwide and [...]
Metal roofing on residential and commercial structures is strengthened by using the ribbed profile to create adequate support for the roofing material. The space between the ribs is termed as flute, [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 [...]
[vc_column_text width="1/1" el_position="first last"] 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 [...]
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 [...]
Knowing which EPS density (or density of EPS) is the correct one for your project may not be as easy as it may seem. Depending on the application, there are different compressive resistance factors to satisfy the engineering requirements of a given project.
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 [...]
Could Geofoam save a community? It possibly might but you are probably wondering how. We recently enjoyed a mental exercise: would the use of our Geofoam product might be beneficial in deterring damage from acts of nature?