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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 ...
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 [...]
Of course we meant density as it relates to EPS foam density, not a learning challenge. This is the type of question that isn’t asked enough. Some people would take offense at such a question. In fact, they would consider it an insult, and immediately question their relationship with you. But that isn’t we’re focusing [...]
We’ve talked a lot about the various uses for Geofoam, or Expanded Polystyrene on our blog, but seldom about Geosynthetics...
While virtual reality is once again getting headlines with the illusion of a digital dimension, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam technology has quietly revolutionized large scale digital fabrication, bringing the virtual into our reality. EPS foam is the material of choice for making the digital real. Computerized industrial tools, such as CNC routing and hot wire [...]