Project Description

Houston Park

Project Description

The construction of Houston’s downtown municipal park selected Geofoam with borate as the engineered fill installed over  a parking garage.  The lightweight solution was selected to minimize the load on the garage roof deck. In addition, the Geofoam was contoured to add beauty to the design.

With the speed of construction, installation of Geofoam saved money and time.  The contractor was able to complete the installation with a crew of only 4.
Geofoam with borate solved another problem at the Houston’s park site: potential termite damage to the Geofoam. Geofoam with borate is treated with an EPA Registered additive that prevents the potential for significant infestation of the Geofoam.

Project Details


Houston Park




ThermaFoam, LLC

Architect: Hargreaves Associates Engineer: Ulrich Engineers, Inc. 4,500 cubic yards of Geofoam Supplier: Therma Foam, Inc. Contractor: Miner-Dederick