Insulfoam’s Regional Sales Director, Rick Canaday, joined Home Talk USA with Michael King to discuss insulation in your home, insulation properties, moisture concerns, energy leaks in and out of the home and more.
With construction well underway the former Daley Bicentennial Plaza (next to Millennium Park) is on its way to being one of the “greenest” parks in America. The park is atop the large East Monroe Street Parking Garage, which has been restructured extensively including a new membrade above the garage which will also serve as the foundation that the park will sit on top of.
The site itself now has the required EPS Geofoam blocks stock piled and ready for installation. In the days to come the installation of the acres of Geofoam will be seen on the bottom right hand side of THIS JOBSITE CAMERA.
- Project: San Francisco 49er’s New Football Stadium
- Location: Santa Clara, CA
- Product: Insulfoam GeoFoam 2,500 cubic feet of EPS39 and 25,000 cubic feet of EPS15
- Application: Below grade structural void fill to support foundation for the fan seating areas
The contractors (Conoco Company of Concord and Turner & Devcon Construction) chose EPS Geofoam due to it’s extremely low weight and high load-bearing capacity to support the dimensional stability required for concrete topping slabs. Insulfoam’s multiple manufacturing locations in California and nearby states provided just-in-time deliveries direct to the job site, which was a welcome bonus.
The single largest benefit to concrete contractors when using EPS is the ability of the material to constitute half of the form and the fill simultaneously, which completely eliminates the concept of a two pour operation. Read the full project profile here: San Francisco 49er’s Find EPS Geofoam Useful In Future Home.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Geofoam is 98% lighter than traditional fill
- Geofoam does not settle
- Geofoam eliminates lateral stresses from retaining structures
- Geofoam can be designed for seismic forces
More than any other part of a building, its roof system components must complement each other. From the deck to the insulation to the membrane, careful selection and installation of all roofing materials are necessary for a high-performance roof assembly.
Because insulation contributes to a roof system’s thermal performance and overall durability while providing a substrate for the roof membrane….decision of which insulation type to use can profoundly affect your profitability.
Read the full article featured in Professional Roofing magazine’s January issue, Foam Up Top. John Cambruzzi, Insulfoam director of sales and national accounts,explains that expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam insulation is one insulation type that should be considered with the wide range of products available and the ways EPS can help reduce labor and material costs. John takes you through EPS insulation product selection options and installation considerations.
Written by: David Shong, Insulfoam Architectural & Engineering Technical Specialist
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center, CCHRC, in Fairbanks, AK constructed an addition to their facility in the spring of 2012. The project Engineers specified 12″ of InsulFoam GF EPS39 which has a minimum compressive resistance of 2,160 psf @ 1% strain as a sub-base and below slab insulation. EPS39 was placed around the perimeter under the exterior wall footings and within the zones of influence of interior columns that required higher bearing capacity to withstand the axial loads of the walls,roof and snow load.
The rest of the areas that were simply supporting the 6″ floor slab used 12″ of EPS22 (1051 psf @ 1% strain). They were originally considering only 9″ of EPS46 (2,678 psf @ 1% strain) for the entire building footprint, but were happily surprised to hear the idea of using a lower density under the floor slabs where the decreased dead loads justified a lower EPS density.
They ended up being able to install 12″ of EPS under the entire footprint for less than the original budget which provided more insulation while saving on initial costs as well as long term energy expenditures.