So you see, Geofoam is a hero across the globe, and is an affordable and sustainable product for a multitude of uses.
Taking a quick look at Belgium at the Brussels International Airport, it was necessary to build a 16-meters-high retention and sound protection wall, Enter Geofoam. The project required special design due to its steep and plant-able capabilities. Yes, even though it was made of Geofoam, a variety of Geosynthetic materials were also incorporated into the design to hold landscaping, contain the soil erosion due to storm runoff.
Right here at home in New Jersey and across the tri-state area, we’re involved with a slurry of projects ranging from retaining structures, foundation fill, pavement underlayment and insulation, slope stabilization and even stadium construction. We’ve been part of all sorts of projects such as the Verrazano Bridge project, Citi Field, Chelsea Piers, Cross Country Shopping Center, Stoney Brook University, and much more.
Some of the more technical projects of the last couple of years happen to be secant wall and secant pile walls. Here is a great download item can be had here that helps visualize all of the possibilities secant wall construction can be incorporated into large projects. Another terrific download shows the actual construction methodology for secant pile walls.
What makes Geofoam such a versatile product are the different usages for the product. As you have seen by this article and some of the other items on our blog, Geofoam can be used for rail beds, airport runways, bridge abutments, even art projects. Geofoam truly is a global solution. If there is anything, we can do to enlighten you to affordable soil retention strategies, feel free to inquire today.