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Last edited 23 Feb 2018
The use of Stylite EPS Geofill for bridge abutments
EPS Geofill is suitable for approach fills for bridge abutments. Because of its high compressive resistance, EPS Geofill can safely support highway loading without over-stressing the underlying soils. This results in less differential movement at the bridge/approach fill interface, which reduces the construction cost of the approach slab and its long-term maintenance.
It also imposes lower lateral forces into the retaining wall which can then lead to further savings in the design of the retaining wall and bridge abutment as they are no longer required to resist large forces that would have been present if using traditional heavy fill materials.
[Image: Example of a bridge abutment]
Some of the key benefits of EPS Geofill include:
- Lightweight compared to other fills
- High compressive strength
- Easy to install and cut on-site
- Lower overall cost of construction
- Reduced loads on underlying ground
- Reduced construction programmes
- Available in standard or bespoke blocks
- Minimal water absorption & permeability
- Resistant to rot & durable
- 100% recyclable
- No HFC’s, CFC’s or HCFC’s
--Styrene Packaging and Insulation Ltd 12:59, 16 Jan 2018 (BST)
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