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EPS structural foam foundation blocks are an excellent & affordable solution for creating building foundations. Contact Geofoam International today for a free quote.
EPS foam foundation blocks are made from a different material than the more commonly known Styrofoam, or Extruded polystyrene. While EPS Geofoam has similar physical characteristics to Styrofoam, the main differences between the two foam construction materials are the way they are manufactured and their applications.
Among the many different geofoam applications, structural foundations are one of the most common and practical. Foam foundation blocks (expanded polystyrene) serve as a great lightweight fill material for building foundations because of their structural integrity, thermal barrier, durability, and low cost. These characteristics make EPS foam a great way to protect against foundation cracks that are often associated with concrete block foundations. Contact a representative today to learn more about how Geofoam provides energy-efficiency, cost reduction and time-saving advantages.
Many construction managers and building architects will choose EPS foam blocks as their go-to lightweight fill material because of the material’s ideal physical properties. Structural foam is a core building material because of its density and compressive strength. Foam insulation is also extremely lightweight, a characteristic that not only makes it easy to manage, but also helps cut costs by limiting the labor and resources needed for installation. At the same time, the closed cell structure of foam blocks creates moisture resistance by providing continuous insulation.
EPS foam aids in waterproofing your foundation by preventing mold and build-up and resulting in strong, durable fill material that can withstand the test of time as opposed to concrete foundation. Flexibility is another major benefit of EPS geofoam blocks. Since all buildings have different angles and dimensions, custom geofoam blocks have an advantage over other fill material, such as poured concrete, because each foam block can be cut and shaped to specific measurements and densities.