Known primarily for its use as a soil stabilizer in transportation projects, EPS geofoam is viewed by engineers and contractors as the material of choice for a multitude of other commercial and residential applications. Geofoam is approximately 1-2% the weight of soil and 10% the weight of water. Yet, geofoam maintains a compressive strength suitable for many structural applications making it an attractive fill material.
FORMING SWIMMING POOLS & POOL DECKS
Contractors use geofoam to simplify construction of swimming pools in residential, commercial and institutional uses, including hotels, schools and community centers. Project teams can order the blocks pre-cut to precise dimensions or can easily cut them to size and shape on site. This simplifies the concrete forming process, and greatly reduces weight for construction of rooftop pools or sites with poor load-bearing soils. Once crews form the pool basin and decks with geofoam, they can apply shotcrete directly to the foam eliminating the need for expensive forming.