Expanded Polystyrene Insulation and Filling
Expanded polystyrene is a multi-purpose material that has become so common that most people don’t even realize how important it is to their daily lives. What adds to the confusion is that there is no uniform name for products made from it – often it is simply shortened to EPS, but terms like Geofoam are also used. You may know it as styrofoam.
It comes in two primary forms – as solid plastic and polystyrene foam. Its plastic form is used to manufacture a multitude of consumer products, but polystyrene foam has been the catalyst for modernizing construction work. EPS is the basic building block of many construction projects, both as void filling and thermal insulation. Let’s discuss some of its features and common uses.
EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FEATURES
The three main features that make EPS so valued for building projects are its insulating property, low weight, and high compressive strength. Expanded polystyrene is very easy to transport and shape, so no complicated machinery or logistics are necessary for its application. It is also recyclable, making it an eco-friendly construction material.
THE GO-TO FOR INSULATION AND FILLING
Many architects, engineers, and contractors see expanded polystyrene as their go-to material for the projects they are working on. The insulating properties and compressive strength, combined with its low weight and ease of use, make EPS the most cost-effective construction material you are likely to find. By using it, you are not only saving money, but also adding to the security of your buildings and protecting the environment.