Creative wall finish produced using EPS foam sheets. »

Creative wall finish produced using EPS foam sheets.

This creative wall finish in Baltimore, MD was produced using 24 sheets of nominal 1 lb density EPS foam and 11 sheets of 3 lb EPS foam sheets. The builder cut the pieces to size, coated them, and glued them to an aluminum panel. The aluminum panel was then attached to the wall and is easily removable if they decide to change the façade.

For a project like this EPS can be easily cut using a hot wire or hot knife. It also cuts well with a band saw. Water based coatings can be applied directly to the surface to provide a variety of different finishes and textures.


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Jason Isennock
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Custom cut geofoam inserts »

Custom cut Geofoam inserts

When the Vancouver Waterfront Grant St Pier required custom-cut foam inserts to reduce the weight of their structure, Rotschy, Inc turned to Universal Foam Products to provide the tapered and chamfered pieces. EPS15 was approved, and Rotschy, Inc and Universal Foam worked closely from the budgetary stage through several revisions to help create a landmark to be enjoyed for many years to come.

EPS15 Geofoam can be used as a non-structural void fill where structural slabs are used due to heavy live loads, and is often used as a structural fill when live loads are typical of residential or light commercial requirements.

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Scott Hefflon
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Energy Efficient EPS Insulation for Cold Montana Winters »

Energy Efficient EPS Insulation for Cold Montana Winters

When our customer in Townsend, Montana designed his new home he wanted it to be super insulated for the cold Montana winters. To do so he used conventional 2×6 framing plus added 11” thick, .9 lb density EPS to the outside of the framing. The 11” of .9 lb EPS added an additional R-Value of 42.35 to the R-22 R-Value of the rockwool insulation between the studs. By installing the EPS insulation on the outside of the studs and sheathing, the insulation is continuous except for windows and doors.

The house is built using a pressure treated wood foundation system and an all wood basement floor over 8” thick 1.8 lb density EPS (R-34.8). There is no concrete. The 2×6 basement walls have 4” thick 1.35 lb EPS (R-16.7) on the exterior and rockwool insulation will be used between the 2×6 basement wall framing also. We hope to provide an update on the energy efficiency of the home after the family has occupied it for a couple of months.



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Lisa Astrin
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Polyurethane Draft Stopper »

To solve a problem with drafty windows, this apartment owner in Fort Lee, NJ purchased 1.2 lb density polyurethane foam in 2” x 2” x 48” pieces to snugly fit the tracks for the window. This helped stop cold air from coming in from weep holes for water drainage and helped insulate the building. The polyurethane is a flexible foam that can easily be compressed and eliminated the drafty conditions. Polyurethane is also used for packaging applications, particularly when shipping fragile electronic parts.

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John Tamburo
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Economical way to insulate the roof of a metal building »

The most economical way to insulate the roof of a metal building is expanded polystyrene insulation. EPS with a nominal density of one pound per cubic foot is the most economical R-Value available. At R-3.85 per inch, it has the same R-Value as fiberglass insulation.

Our customer in Columbus Mississippi wanted an economical insulation that would be easy to install. Universal Foam Products provided 75 sheets of 2” x 48” x 60” EPS with an R-Value of 7.7. The panels were precut to 60” long so they would fit between the I-Beams that framed the roof. An added benefit of the EPS insulation is that its white color makes the interior space brighter.

EPS is used to insulate the roofs, ceilings and wall of metal buildings and pole bars. Panels can be provided any thickness, achieving any desired R-Value. and precut so they fit between joists, studs, purlins and rafters with minimum cutting required in the field.

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Jason Isennock
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Insulated Swimming Pool Cover »

1.8 lb density expanded polystyrene makes the perfect insulated swimming pool cover if you live in a moderate climate and want to be able to use your pool all year long. This home owner in Mission Viejo, California provided Universal Foam Products with very precise dimensions of the interior of his pool. Using 4” thick expanded polystyrene with an R-Value of 17.4, a cover was produced that can easily be removed in sections to allow for partial or full use of the pool at any time.

The advantage of the sectional EPS cover over conventional covers is the high insulation value and the ease of removing just a portion of the cover. If you live in an area with high winds you would also want to cover the EPS with some type of netting to eliminate the possibility of the panels blowing around.

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Tina Glazer
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EPS Foam used to protect underground utility lines »

EPS Foam used to protect underground utility lines

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) was used to protect underground utility lines for this project in Baltimore, MD. Over 80 precut pieces of EPS15 Geofoam cut in 6” x 6” pieces and 6” x 18” pieces 96” long were used to build protective enclosures over soon to be buried drain lines to protect them from the pressure exerted by backfill and subsequent loads from the construction above. The contractor found the EPS to be very effective and easy to work with. The material is easily cut with a reciprocating saw or battery operated electric hot knife.

EPS Geofoam is available in different densities to provide a wide range of solutions in the construction industry. Contact Universal Foam Products and see if we can offer a solution for your next project.

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Jason Isennock
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Formex Encapsulated Floats used for Floating Home »

Formex Encapsulated Floats used for Floating Home

This floating home, built at the Gordon Marina in Bobcaygeon, Ontario allow its owners to fully enjoy the benefits of waterfront living. The flotation platform, constructed of treated lumber and 48” x 96” Formex encapsulated floats, is built separately from the house. It is then moved under the house and attached to the floor system. When the tide is up, the house floats keeping everything on the first floor high and dry. Universal Foam Products has provided flotation for floating cabins and homes from Louisiana to Canada. We also supply custom flotation for specialty applications like work platforms and barges. Give us a call regarding your special requirements.

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Jason Isennock
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Raised Floor with EPS Geofoam »

Raised Floor with EPS Geofoam

Over 400 precut pieces making up 27 unique shapes of EPS15 Geofoam were provided by Universal Foam Products, along with our steel Leave-In-Place Riser Form System, to create a 17” high raised floor in this bowling alley in Bakersfield, CA. Because each EPS piece was precut and labeled, a minimum of field cutting was required on site.

The steel riser form system, developed by Universal Foam Products to create the tiered seating in theaters and lecture halls, was used to expedite the construction process. The steel forms can be provided straight or curved to meet the design requirements of the project.

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Erich Ferg
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Expanded Polystyrene used in Bridge Construction »

Expanded Polystyrene used in Bridge Construction

EPS products, including flute fillers, Terraflex Elasticized Polystyrene, and EPS Geofoam are used in road and bridge construction throughout the United States. It is used to build up bridge embankments, protect bridge abutments and reduce bridge weight. For this bridge repair project in Baltimore, Maryland the engineer chose EPS39 Geofoam to protect underground utilities because of its light weight (less than 2-1/2 lbs per cubic foot) and because it has the compression strength to handle high volume vehicular traffic. 24,000 cubic feet of 24” x 48” x 96” blocks of EPS39 were cut on site using a Hotwire Bow Cutter and a Geofoam Hotwire Kit provided by Universal Foam Products. The material installed quickly, which helped to reduce the period of road closure.

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Erich Ferg
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