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Last edited 23 Feb 2018
Use of Stylite EPS Geofill for road construction
Stylite EPS Geofill can be used for constructing heavy structures, like roads and road embankments to reduce the pressure on the underlying soils. EPS is a cost effective, reliable alternative to piled constructions.
The weight of traditional fill materials used to widen embankments can cause unacceptable stresses in embankments. EPS offers a cost-effective lightweight solution which reduces the probability of further settlement.
The main consideration when constructing roads on poor load-bearing subsoil is that every load deforms the soft soil layers; and the greater the load, the greater the deformation. This deformation process continues over years, depending on the thickness of the soil layers. The use of EPS Geofill provides a subsidence free method of construction in poor subsoil conditions as practically no additional loads are applied to the substrate.
[Image: The photo below shows EPS being used to construct the foundations of a new section of road.]
Some of the 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 11:35, 16 Jan 2018 (BST)
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