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 seem to be part of life. Geofoam and other geosynthetics can’t supply the complete solution to saving lives, preventing disaster [...]
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, and the use of our Geofoam product as flute fillers close the gap between these spaces while making the roof [...]
As you know, Geofoam (key to a geo-composite system) is a product that works wonders for all types of projects, even those that require a special need such as a drainage system.
[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 you’ll remember, we posted a previous article, a retrospective on Hurricane Katrina, and how Geofoam could have helped minimize some [...]
As a citizen of the greatest country in the world, my first inclination about the history of EPS Geofoam was that we Americans invented it. Not so. EPS Geofoam was first used in Norway in 1972. It seems that much of the terrain of Norway is comprised of precarious ground. In fact, the first [...]
If you are new to the topic or unsure of the many uses for Geofoam, this article might be of interest to you. Geofoam is a global product, is lightweight and is environmentally friendly.
[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 habitat for thousands of species of birds, insects, plants and animals, they are a vital part of the global environmental [...]
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 [...]
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 protection and stabilization of in-ground tanks as well as other buried structures. While there are numerous methodologies in which to [...]