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EPS Geofoam Blocks – Benefits, Applications…
Construction Solutions Expanded Polystyrene Geofoam

EPS Geofoam Blocks – Benefits, Applications…

EPS Geofoam Blocks – Expanded Polystyrene

 

What is Geofoam?

Geofoam is manufactured into large lightweight blocks, that vary in size, and made from EPS -Expanded Polystyrene Beads-.

It is a lightweight, and extremely rigid foam material, Famous for its characteristics of lightweight fill, compressible inclusions, thermal insulation, drainage, and more…

EPS Geofoam is 100 times lighter than most soils, and 20 to 30 times lighter than other lightweight void fill materials and provides superior structural properties in many applications. Which made EPS Geofoam the ideal alternative for all filling materials.

 

EPS Foam Blocks Features & uses
EPS Geofoam Blocks Features & Applications

 

Features & Advantages of using Geofoam Blocks:

  • Ultra-Lightweight: INSUTECH EPS Foam weighs only 30 to 40 kg/m3, which is approximately 1% of the density of soil or concrete.
  • Low density/high strength: Despite it being lightweight, Geofoam has very good compressive strength and is a very rigid material that can carry heavy loads.
  • Variety in Sizes: EPS Geofoam has flexibility in design, can be molded into any size or design your project needs.
  • Excellent dimensional stability: Working with Geofoam will allow the engineers to be much more specific in the design criteria. This is very different from other lightweight fillers, like soil, which can be very variable in composition.
  • Environment Friendly: INSUTECH EPS Foam is Inert, which means it will not spread or act with surrounding soil or groundwater nor provide any nutritional value to plants or animals.
  • Decreases construction time: Geofoam is quick to install and can be installed during any type of weather, resulting in faster installation time.
  • Easy to install and handle: Being lightweight and flexible, less labor will be required to install. and no heavy machinery/equipment is required.
  • Cost-effective: INSUTECH EPS material is exceptionally cost-effective as it is fast to install which reduces the total cost of the project.
  • Significant reduction in structural weight and loads on the underlying compressible soil. 
  • Good structural thermal insulation, and sound insulation. 
  • Low water absorption.
  • Good acoustic properties.
  • Very safe  / Inflammable.

 

 

Geofoam Blocks Applications:

Geofoam Blocks are used in many various applications, such as:

 

EPS Geofoam is a lightweight fill material used in construction as a replacement for conventional soil, sand, concrete, or stone fill materials.

 It is 100 times lighter than conventional fill, and 20 times lighter than other lightweight fill alternatives. And reduces vertical loads on the structure.

With their great compressive strength EPS Geofoam Blocks can accommodate almost any required design load. 

It is used in all void-filling applications, like, bridge abutments, highway constructions, Landscaping, Landslide, and Slope filling.

 

Geofoam for Floor Raising
Geofoam for Floor Raising

EPS Geofoam Blocks are increasingly selected as it is the fastest and most ideal Void filling solution, due to their lightweight and cost-effective features.

It’s widely used in floor raising for stages, theaters, stadiums, platforms, and more… 

 

EPS Geofoam Blocks
EPS Geofoam Blocks

Geofoam Blocks can be used to create many landscaping shapes and even hills. Since it is about a hundred times lighter than soil, it does not add any unnecessary weight to the structures below it, such as parking lots, Golf playgrounds, hills, slopes, artificial fountains, waterfalls, and lakes…

  • Utility protection

Geofoam is used to reduce the vertical stresses on pipes and other sensitive utilities. by decreasing the weight on top of the pipes and other utilities, which prevents any potential issues, such as collapses or breakages.

 

  • Embankments Constructions

Using Geofoam in embankment constructions, reduces necessary side slopes greatly, which can increase the usable space on either side. 

With the EPS Geofoam having a low water absorption, it allows building these embankments on differential settlement soils without being affected. 

In addition, the maintenance costs of Geofoam embankments are significantly lower compared to embankments using natural soil or other void-filling materials. 

 

Geofoam Blocks sizes:

 

EPS Foam Blocks
EPS Geofoam Blocks Sizes

Geofoam blocks are usually manufactured and produced, into the typical sizes that fit the project’s requirements (  3′ x 4′ x 8′, or bigger).

INSUTECH provides customized EPS Geofoam Blocks, in size, density, and specifications to meet your unique standards and needs. 

 

 

Our EPS Geofoam Blocks not only meet standard technical specifications but also provide cost-effective solutions where traditional concrete construction has failed or has shown substandard performance.

 

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