Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam Vs. Traditional Fill

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2013 Public Works Magazine

Developed in the 1960’s as an engineered geotechnical material, expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam performs well in numerous applications and was designated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a “priority, market-ready technology” in 2006.  As outlined in the spring 2013 Public Works magazine annual reference “Manual”, geofoam is 100% recyclable and non-toxic and it’s lightweight fill is used to reduce vertical stresses beneath embankments and lateral stresses on retaining walls, abutments, or foundations.  

Read more in the Public Works magazine:

  • geofoam defining properties
  • how to choose a geofoam supplier
  • per-cubic-yard costs of various fills
  • public works applications
  • key benefits
  • EPS goefoam cost vs. other fills

Read more on Geofoam:


Nico Sutmoller, Insulfoam Geofoam Specialist

Nico Sutmoller, Insulfoam Geofoam Specialist

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One comment on “Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam Vs. Traditional Fill

  1. Pingback: Long-term is the Right term – LTTR and Insulfoam Insulations | Insulation Efficiencies

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