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Geofoam: Competing Against Dirt Cheap Soil

By: Terry Meier, Geofoam Specialist There is a saying that when something is extremely inexpensive it is “dirt cheap”. When using EPS foam as a light weight fill material (Geofoam), it is often replacing dirt, so then how can Geofoam … Continue reading

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Problem: Compressible Building-Site Soils / Solution: Foam-Control® Geofoam

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative When a potential building site is evaluated for its suitability to a proposed construction project, the load-bearing capacity of the soil supporting the structure is a major concern.  Geotechnical engineers are often consulted to evaluate … Continue reading

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You Can Trust Geofoam

By: Nick Harvill, Sales Representative Geofoam is a cellular plastic material that is strong with a very low density, one percent of traditional earth materials. Geofoam has been used in engineering and geotechnical applications worldwide for more than 30 years. … Continue reading

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Geofoam at 11,000 Feet: Reaching New Heights

By: Terry Meier, Sales Representative In the winter of 2015/16 Snowbird ski resort opened a new upscale cafeteria-style restaurant known as “THE SUMMIT”. It is located at the top of the tram on Hidden Peak, 11,000 feet above sea level … Continue reading

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Geofoam: The Problem Solver

By:  Nick Harvill, Sales Representative, Architectural Products The Atlanta, Georgia storm water system is tied to the city’s sanitary sewer system. So when heavy rains come down, the system is frequently overwhelmed. As the rainstorm continues, the sewer system begins … Continue reading

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