• June 9, 2017
  • eps

Slope stabilization – how much of a design is just there to accommodate the weight of traditional landfill? Slopes, ramps and retaining walls are all regular parts of civil engineering programs. Whether accommodating a slope outside or an internal ramp, building materials require specific requirements and EPS Foam ticks all the boxes.

Difficulties with traditional fill materials in slope stabilization

Common issues include dealing with the weight burden that traditional land fill can put on the slope and the additional strengthening needed to hold it. Traditional soil and rocks also may move, settle and shift while in place causing issues during and after the build. Finally, getting sufficient truck loads of fill to the dam, tunnel or freeway construction site price is a costly and labor extensive business.

EPS Geofoam – the lightweight modern alternative for slope design

EPS Geofoam’s mix of lightweight yet high compressive strength range make it the ideal fill for slope stabilization. Once in place it reduces the weight of the whole slope driving block. It delivers a uniform weight distribution which won’t alter and shift over time. To get it in place involves less transportation – fewer trucks to carry the pre-cut forms and blocks. On site, where there may already be steep slopes and unstable soil conditions, handling EPS Geofoam doesn’t require the same heavy lifting equipment – another clear bonus for slope stability and costs.

Creating internal slopes and ramps

Even without the issue of heavy infill materials, EPS foam is an excellent option for internal slopes and ramping areas. Tapered sections are created easily, offsite if necessary and delivered to make the exact slope required. Again – a solution that puts minimal weight pressure on the construction.

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Call our friendly experts at Universal Foam Products to discuss using EPS Foam for effective slope stabilization. Call us now on 410-498-000.