Widely accepted and cost efficient, Geofoam is a construction insulation material used typically as a structural fill material in road construction, elevated slab applications and much more. It is lightweight and can withstand harsh weather conditions. Since its introduction, it has been widely used in many construction projects worldwide. This material has been the choice to use in stabilizing slopes, reducing lateral loads in bridge abutments as well as reducing loads for landscaping applications above landfills.
The benefits of using geofoam in commercial applications are endless. Its ability to withstand pressure and harsh weather conditions make it an attractive material for engineers to use:
As stated above, Geofoam is the go-to material for many buildings and foundations because of its uniqueness in physical properties. Here are some of the applications that Geofoam can do:
Because of its lightweight properties, Geofoam is often used in landscaping structures such as a roof garden. Geofoam blocks can help form the unusual geometries that comes with creating different landscapes. To prevent landslides, Geofoam can also stabilize slopes by replacing existing soil, reinforcing the structure