EPS Geofoam Applications: Compensating Foundation
When expanding a bridge or roadway, engineers must take existing and future traffic loads into consideration. The additional of traditional filler material can lead to an increase in loads and cause issues not only with highways and bridges, but underlying structures as well. Existing utility lines, bridge abutments, foundations, pipelines, culverts, and so forth, all rely on a set traffic load limit to ensure structural integrity. Once that limit is reached, problems occur.
Fortunately, expanded polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam can be used to help reduce added load and increase load capacity. EPS Geofoam can also be used as a compensating foundation to help reduce load on underlying compressible soils and minimize building settlement, as well as, potential bearing capacity problems.
Want to learn more about how EPS Geofoam helps in the construction of compensating foundations? Read our EPS Geofoam brochure or contact one of our EPS product specialists today!
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