Why Choose Us?
Geofoam is 1% the weight of soil and lighter than traditional fill materials,
but strong enough to support heavy loads, including railway loads.
- EPS Geofoam is a light, versatile material. These qualities make it the ideal material to use for railway embankment construction.
- Not only does it reduce load and increase load capacity, but it also helps to lower settlement and strengthen foundation soils. All while helping to decrease budgets and projected time of completion.
Construction of a railway track over a soft subgrade can bring some difficulties due to providing enough bearing capacity and controlling short and long-term settlements. This can straightly lessen track maintenance intervals and increase the higher relevant costs. Soil improvement methods like compaction, injection, preloading, deep soil mixing and stone columns are solutions which are regularly used in such cases.
Another method that has gained popularity in recent decades is making an embankment with light polystyrene material core that is usually called geofoam covered with soil.
One of the main benefits of using geofoam blocks is to provide bearing capacity and controlling the embankment settlement is their small density.
The usual order of geofoam weight per unit volume is almost 1% of soil’s density. So, in case of high embankments, the self-weight of embankment is not a challenge.
EPS Geofoam is such a unique material, using it in construction projects leads to reduced maintenance and labor, as well as cleaner construction. No special equipment needed! It’s durable and not affected by temperature cycling. Therefore, it doesn’t frost heave. Not to mention, it’s good for the environment. It is 100% recyclable.