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GeoTech TerraLite is the "Classic" Geofoam, with the added bonus of being manufactured from fire resistant bead and having "TIMBOR" added, which prevents insects from nesting in the material.
For the un-initiated, "Geofoam" describes large blocks (approx 3' x 4' x 8 or 16') of a synthetic material weighing from 0.75 pcf to 2 pcf, depending on the physical properties required. This extremely light weight fill material permits immediate construction over areas where the soil characteristics would normally require months of surcharging or other exotic treatments to raise it's strength. Examples of TerraLite Geofoam usage are:
A 5 page "white paper" on the subject of the utilization of TerraLite in roof top landscaping applications. Document includes equations, a worked example, and a chart summarizing the relevant calculations.Spec Data Sheet: TerraLite (62K pdf)
on our line of EPS Geofoams, with discussion on how to design with
This is one PDF file out of the BASF collection that provides specific guidance for the construction of EPS fills for road embankments. 6 pages with illustrations, tables, graphs, design guidelinesAdditional BASF Technical Literature on EPS properties
This link will take you to a page in which there are additional papers prepared by BASF, covering such subjects as resistance to aging, flammability, and other applications.Salt Lake City I-15 engineering drawings (html)
link will take you to a page at which you will find a number of drawings
used in the Salt Lake City I-15 widening project. They are all in
a GIF format, and show a number of details associated with bridge
approaches and abutments.
Link to Technical Papers Section (html)
In the page linked above, you will find a range of papers written on various issues such as Geofoam in General, the issue of buoyancy, durability, use of TerraFlex™ compressible inclusion.Specifications:
Spec Data Sheet: TerraLite (62K pdf)
Information on our
line of EPS Geofoams, with discussion on how to design with this material.
This is a short specification for the use on projects requiring the use of TerraLite Geofoam.Geofoam (TerraLite) Specification (html)
This is a very comprehensive specification for use on projects requiring the use of TerraLite Geofoam. It includes more detail on the installation process and the use of a geomembrane. It can be saved as an ordinary TEXT document, and should be viewed and printed with a proportional font to preserve the formatting.
To view many of these documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
Last Modified: August 31, 2003