The image above is just one example of the diversity of this product. Flute fillers made of Geofoam provide a flexible yet compacted foundation for construction purposes. In this case, flute fillers are used to fill voids in a bridge project. You may recall our other post specifically about flute fillers.
They are originally designed to stabilize shifting earth in construction projects like embankment shoring, rooftop garden substrate, railbed support, etc. It’s a versatile product used by arts craftspeople as well as construction workers.
Geofoam is used across the globe, from Norway (where it all started) to the US, to as far away as China. Embankments, retaining structures, landfill, earth stabilization, and other uses.
You might remember some of the previous projects we highlighted, like the Verrazano Bridge project, among many others.
One of the interesting things we discovered some time back is that Geofoam is also used to protect roadways from Frost Heave. From that first experiment in Norway way back in 1972, Geofoam is found just about anywhere in the world.
Geofoam will always be paramount with construction projects from roadways and bridges to tunnels and sports arenas. However, don’t discount its value to the world of the arts, as geofoam is used by craftspeople everywhere from large animals, mock-caves, Lady Liberty mockups, and even race cars.