EPS Geofoam for Bridge Abutment
Geofoam is a geotechnical material made of expanded polystyrene. It is cut into lightweight blocks that are surprisingly strong. One of the best uses for expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam is for the construction of approach fills for bridge abutments. With a naturally high compressive resistance, it makes a great, safe, secure, and cost-effective fill material that safely supports highway loading. Because Geofoam Blocks for Bridge Abutment is lightweight, it does not stress underlying soils like other backfill materials. In turn, this typically reduces the differential movement at the bridge/approach fill interface, resulting in lower construction costs and a minimized long-term maintenance budget.