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TerraLite™. Technical Documents

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:

    Block of TerraLite™.
  • Highway, rail, or runway construction in areas of unstable soils
  • Landscaping berms over structural slabs or unstable soils
  • Backfill for building and retaining walls in areas of expansive or unstable soils
  • Levys and Dams
  • Large Fill-Jobs with unique requirements, such as quick turn around or low dust generation

Graphs:

Minimum Cost and Density of Light Weight Fills

Light Weight Fills Cost-Effectiveness Compared

Property Chart

Stress v Strain EPS Analysis

EPS Sound Absorption Data

Application Data:

TerraLite™ in Landscaping (34K pdf)

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)

Information on our line of EPS Geofoams, with discussion on how to design with this material.
4 pages with illustrations, tables, and graphs, with some design guidelines.

BASF Document on Road Embankments (409K pdf)

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 guidelines

Additional 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)

This 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.

BASF Library

Information on the Chemical Compatibility, Flammability, and other information on TerraFlex™ Synthetic Compressible Inclusion.



Technical Papers:

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.
4 pages with illustrations, tables, and graphs, with some design guidelines.

TerraLite™ Specification (brief) (10k pdf)

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.


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Last Modified: August 31, 2003