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Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

Contributed - Dec 06, 2013

Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has promoted the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam as a lightweight embankment soil alternative for a number of years. In a 2006 report, the agency's Technical Service Team described the material as a “field-tested, budget-friendly ...

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Ground Improvement with Geofoam

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 17, 2010

Ground Improvement with Geofoam

Soft, compressible soils provide special challenges to the construction of transportation infrastructure projects. Geofoam and ground improvement techniques can be used in these soils to get roads and bridges in place quickly, while reducing long-term maintenance costs. by Matt Fielding, P.E ...

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