See how weight was reduced using Durafill Geofoam on a resort project on a Lake Michigan peninsula.
Geofoam 100 times lighter
There are numerous ways that Geofoam can reduce cost:
- Geofoam does not have to be compacted
- Compared to other fills Geofoam can be placed quickly without the use of large equipment
- Delivery costs are reduced as 1 truck of Geofoam equates to 12 truck of other fills
- Not expensive or time consuming form needed as Geofoam can have materials used direct on or next to it
- Many case less material to be removed in using Geofoam
- Possibly reduce the amount or thickness of concrete used
- Less expensive structural utility products could be used with less loading
- Less settlement can decrease call backs or maintenance costs
See how the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry used DuraFill Geofoam for their submarine exhibit and reduced construction costs.
- Predictable Uniform Material BehaviorGeofoam can be designed and manufactured to attain and maintain a more specific design criteria which is quite different from alternative fill products that can fluctuate and become unreliable.
- Lateral Pressure ReductionGeofoam is light weight and can reduce the lateral force on a retaining wall or abutment.
- Thermal Insulation PropertiesGeofoam l is 98-99% air by volume, making it a highly efficient thermal insulator. It can be used to thermally protect utilities or other frost prevention application.
- Non-BiodegradableOur Geofoam will not lose it physical properties or degrade while covered, thus assuring a long life and long-term performance.
- Inert - no leachingOur Geofoam has no leaches and will not contaminate the surrounding environment.
- Low interface friction
In direct shear tests the interface friction between sand and our Geofoam is comparable to the internal friction of sand alone.
- Proven Product40 years experience tens of thousands of projects
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