The advantages to using Shelter EPS Geofoam for Bridge Abutments include:
The use of Shelter EPS Geofoam in earthworks and structural applications provides the benefit of reducing both vertical and lateral pressures on below-grade structures. Soil creates nearly 40 pcf of lateral pressure. If a structure is below ground level, this lateral pressure increases by a factor of 10. The use of Shelter EPS Geofoam completely eliminates this lateral pressure.
The use of Shelter EPS Geofoam is a cost-effective engineering solution.