GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates
GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates are used in the construction industry as part of the installation process of EPS geofoam blocks. To limit shifting between layers, either a construction adhesive or a mechanical device such as the gripper plate is used. The problem with construction adhesive for this application is that it is messy and can be problematic if a block needs to be repositioned after it is installed.
GripMaxx™ designed to restrict lateral movement
GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates are designed to restrict lateral movement between layers of EPS Geofoam. Each 4” x 4” galvanized steel plate has eight (8) triangular shaped teeth 5/8” deep on the top and eight on the bottom that bite into the geofoam blocks. The plates are easily installed by applying 2 to 3 gripper plates for each 48” x 96” block of EPS after the first layer of geofoam is set in place. The plates can be pressed in by hand or by stepping on them with the sole of a work boot. The next layer of geofoam is then placed on top, staggering the seams with the first layer. As the second layer of geofoam blocks are set in place, the triangular teeth sticking up from the previously placed gripper plats bite into the bottom of the blocks securing them in place. If the block needs to be repositioned, it is simply raised straight up and relocated. After the second row is installed, a new series of GripMaxx™ Gripper Plates are installed, and the process repeats until the final layer of geofoam is installed. No gripper plates are required on top of the top layer.
GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates can be used on any project requiring multiple layers of EPS or EPS geofoam. GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates are available from Universal Foam Products and EPS manufacturers nationwide.
GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates can be used on any project requiring multiple layers of EPS or EPS geofoam. Projects include stadium seating applications where EPS geofoam is used to create the tiered seating in theaters, lecture halls and churches, as well as highway and retaining wall construction where a light weight fill is required, and multiple layers of EPS geofoam are installed. Anytime the lateral movement of layers of EPS geofoam is a concern, GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates will make sure the blocks stays in place.
GripMaxx™ Geofoam Gripper Plates are available from Universal Foam Products and EPS manufacturers nationwide.
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