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EPS Geofoam Applications: Rail Embankments

Recently, the United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) urged all states to consider using alternate materials when planning fill and embankment projects. Why? Because traditional fills can easily overload existing soils and foundations. As a result, engineers often look for a lightweight, yet durable alternative that will not increase load as much as traditional heavier fillers.

A Lighter, Cost-Effective Fill Material

This is where expanded polystyrene (EPS) enters the picture. EPS Geofoam is a light, versatile material. It is 1% the weight of soil and lighter than traditional fill materials, but strong enough to support heavy loads, including railway loads. 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.

Additional Benefits

Because EPS Geofoam is such a unique material, the benefits don’t stop there. According to The EPS Industry Alliance, 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. 

If you want to learn more about the endless benefits of Geofoam, check out the EPSGeofoam brochure or contact one of our EPS product specialists today!

You can also give us a quick call at 800-241-3634.

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