Foam-Control Geofoam


Foam-Control EPS Geofoam is a cellular plastic material that is strong, but has very low density (1% of traditional earth materials.) It is a manufactured in block form and meets ASTM D6817, “Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Geofoam.” Foam-Control EPS Geofoam is available in a range of Types to provide control of structural integrity and cost effectiveness.


EPS (expanded polystyrene) rigid board foam plastic is for all types of industrial, packaging, and construction uses. Foam-Control EPS is manufactured in conformance with numerous standards.


LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

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Foam-Control Geofoam is used in a wide range of structural and civil engineering applications. The selection of the appropriate grade of Foam-Control Geofoam for a specific application is a critical decision to ensure suitable long term performance.


The Foam-Control Geofoam Manufacturer hereby warrants that for a period of ten (10) years, commencing with the date of delivery (the “Warranty Period”), that the Geofoam product will maintain 90% of its ASTM D6817 Compressive Resistance at 1%. Click the pdf download button to view full document.

Foam Control GeoGripper Plate

Foam-Control EPS GeoGripper is a galvanized steel multi-barbed connector. It is used to restrain rigid foam from moving laterally in “layer over layer” applications. Its single piece/two-sided design allows for excellent connection between layers in a one-step application.

Geofoam Code Reports

UL report 2018

UL ER11812-01 evaluation report provides recognition for Foam-Control EPS products to the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Much like the existing ICC-ES ESR-1006, the use of the UL Evaluation Report is a method to show compliance to the building codes.


Evaluation reports from ICC Evaluation Service® are the most preferred resource used by code officials to verify that new and innovative building products comply with code requirements.

EPS Geofoam Recycling Rate Report

More than 118 million pounds of EPS were recycled during calendar year 2016. This figure includes 63 million pounds of post-consumer packaging and 55.7 million pounds of post-industrial recovery. Post-consumer is defined as any material that is recycled after its intended end-use while post-industrial recovery includes EPS facility scrap that is recycled but never served its intended purpose as a packaging material or other end-use application

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LADBS approves alternate building materials or products that are at least equivalent to the materials prescribed in the code in terms of quality, effective time period of fire resistance, strength, effectiveness, durability and safety. Approved materials are published as Los Angeles Research Reports (LARR). . Click the pdf download button to view Foam Control Geofoam LA Reserch Report.

Geofoam Basics

Foam Control-Geofoam Brochure

Geofoam has been used in various applications worldwide for over 40 years. Foam-Control meets ASTM D6817, “Standard Specification for Rigid Cellular Polystyrene Geofoam.” Foam‑Control Geofoam manufacturers offers a warranty that ensure performance. Foam-Control Geofoam can stand up to all industry tests— and has.


Expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam has been used as a geotechnical material since the 1960s. EPS geofoam is approximately 1% the weight of soil and less than 10% the weight of other lightweight fill alternatives. As a lightweight fill, EPS geofoam reduces the loads imposed on adjacent and underlying soils and structures. .