Geofoam, Pipelines and Earthquakes

[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 [...]

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

Ducks Unlimited, Geofoam, and the Nation’s Wetlands

[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 [...]

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

Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Top Tips

Recycling expanded polystyrene is a great habit to get into. While some people mistakenly refer to expanded polystyrene as Styrofoam™ (a Dow Chemical trademarked product), it is most certainly not. Styrofoam™ was introduced by its creator way back in 1941, and ...

By |April 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Top Tips