Expanded polystyrene (EPS) was used to protect underground utility lines for this project in Baltimore, MD. Over 80 precut pieces of EPS15 Geofoam cut in 6” x 6” pieces and 6” x 18” pieces 96” long were used to build protective enclosures over soon to be buried drain lines to protect them from the pressure exerted by backfill and subsequent loads from the construction above. The contractor found the EPS to be very effective and easy to work with. The material is easily cut with a reciprocating saw or battery operated electric hot knife.
EPS Geofoam is available in different densities to provide a wide range of solutions in the construction industry. Contact Universal Foam Products and see if we can offer a solution for your next project.