Category Archives: EPS Insulations

Economical insulation for radiant floors »

2 lb density EPS is an economical insulation for radiant floors. The 2 lb density EPS has an R-Value of 4.35 per inch, so a 2.3” thick panel provides an R-Value of 10. The EPS is typically less expensive than extruded polystyrene and has the same compression strength. In this photo, the contractor in Palmyra, NY, used 175 sheets of EPS to insulate this 5,600 sf building. The PEX tubing is wired to the woven wire, which sits on a poly vapor barrier covering the insulation. Universal Foam Products ships EPS from over 60 locations in the United States.

Insulated Skirting for Mobile Home / Travel Trailer »

If you are looking for insulated skirting for your mobile home or travel trailer, expanded polystyrene (EPS) is the perfect material. It can be provided in any thickness or height to meet your requirements and it is the most economical rigid insulation material. EPS panels can be used as a backer behind another skirting material such as the wood lattice in these photos or it can be a stand-alone skirting that can be painted with latex paint to match your trailer or mobile home.

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EPS22 Geofoam Tapered Roof Insulation »

EPS22 Geofoam Tapered Roof Insulation

EPS22 Geofoam was specified by the architect on this major renovation project in Fells Point, Maryland converting an historic landmark into a 128 room luxury hotel. 33,000 square feet of tapered EPS22 was used for the roof, tapered from 12” to 6” thick. Besides creating positive drainage for the structure, the EPS22 also provided an additional R-value of 37.5 to the roof.

Tapered EPS is the most cost effective material to provide positive drainage to a new or existing flat roof. It is available nationwide from Universal Foam Products.

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Erich Ferg
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EPS used to insulate Ice Hockey Rink »

EPS Rigid Insulation

215 sheets of 1” and 150 sheets of 3” EPS were used to insulate the floor of this ice hockey rink turned curling rink in Marietta, GA. The long process started when they took over an old hockey rink. First they took out the red Georgia clay, then put sand down, then laid the .9 lb density EPS foam sheets. A vapor barrier was placed down next, then more sand. They then installed a vapor barriers, sand and chilling coils and the finished floor.

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Andrea Nooks
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16 Stenersen Lane Suite 4B | Hunt Valley, MD 21030

EPS vs XPS (expanded polystyrene vs extruded polystyrene) »

EPS vs XPS (expanded polystyrene vs extruded polystyrene)

2 lb nominal density EPS (expanded polystyrene) has become a very popular alternative to extruded polystyrene for under slab and perimeter foundation wall insulation. The 2 lb EPS is available in any thickness, not just 1″ increments and is more economical than extruded polystyrene. It has the same 25 psi compression strength as extruded polystyrene. Since EPS has a slightly lighter R-Value per inch than XPS, producing the panels just a little thicker lets you meet any required R-value. For this particular project an R-10 was specified and met using the EPS at a substantial cost savings. Read the test results of a study published in 2008 comparing EPS to extruded polystyrene long term insulation values.

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Lisa Astrin
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Insulation for Hydronic Heat »

Building Services used 78 pieces of 2 lb Virgin EPS 2″ x 48″ x 96″ and 10 pcs 1 lb Virgin 3/4″ x 48″ x 96″ to insulate this slab on grade for hydronic heating in Maple Shade, NJ. Hydronic is the most comfortable form of heat and EPS provides the most economical R-Value of any rigid insulation material.
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410.825.8300, ext 229 PHONE | 410.825.5050 FAX
16 Stenersen Lane Suite 4B | Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Expanded Polystyrene Rigid Insulation »

Type IX Expanded Polystyrene rigid insulation was used to insulate the foundation and concrete floor slab of this transportation facility near Four Corners, CO. The 1.8 lb density EPS insulation was used because it provides the most economical R-Value of any comparable rigid insulation material. The 4” thick EPS insulation panels have an R-Value of 17.4. The seams were taped to limit air infiltration. 284 panels were used to complete the project

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Polystyrene Insulation Panels »

.9 lb Expanded polystyrene insulation panels are often used for retrofit insulation as is the case with this warehouse in Morristown, TN. The EPS panels are factory cut to fit in between the framing members and can be made any thickness to meet the customer’s insulation requirements. .9 lb EPS provides the most economical R-Value of any insulation product. The panels can be produced with some recycled content making them even more economical while making the best use of post-industrial EPS waste.

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EPS were used to insulate and create a continuous thermal break between two concrete walls »

1” and 2” thick panels of .9 lb density EPS were used to insulate and create a continuous thermal break between two concrete walls in lake Forest, IL. The construction of the second wall was required due to a new use of the facility creating lateral pressure on the outside wall. The expanded polystyrene insulation was an efficient and economical way to insulate the space.
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Scott Hefflon
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EPS Foam used to Insulate Garage Floor »

1.8 lb density EPS was used to insulate this 30’ x 50’ garage/work space floor in Gainesville, GA. The owner wanted to create a thermal break under the slab and determined that 1” of 1.8 lb EPS with a compression strength of 25 psi would meet his requirements.
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Scott Hefflon
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Universal Foam Products, LLC
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410.825.8300 ext 246 PHONE | 410.825.5050 FAX