Geofoam – Lightweight Fill Material

Foam-Control Geofoam.

Geofoam used in TRAX light rail project Foam-Control Geofoam is engineered to give you the greatest possible control for your project application: from design and timelines, to materials and costs, and — ultimately — control over your results. The advantages to using Foam-Control Geofoam include:
  • Predictable lightweight fill material behavior
  • Manufactured to meet ASTM D6817
  • Variety of Types to meet specific project requirements
  • Super lightweight material compared to other fills
  • Inert in long-term burial conditions, no leachates

Geofoam is a lightweight fill that gives you control over your geotechnical project.

Traditional earth materials are heavy and can cause settlement, instability or lateral pressures. Other lightweight fill materials such as foamed concrete, waste tires, soil, woodchips, wood fiber, etc., have higher densities, are variable in their makeup and are not engineered, due to field execution variables. They also have limitations in handling and can be weather sensitive, thus requiring staged construction and/or preloading, surcharging and draining, etc. Foam-Control Geofoam is among the most versatile lightweight materials available. Geofoam maximizes onsite installation efficiency. Geofoam can arrive at the job site prefabricated and ready to place. It is easily inventoried and handled. Installation is not delayed by weather.
Geofoam projects