Tag: expanded polystyrene

Plasti-Fab Commercial Construction Series – Insulating Below Grade

Welcome to our Commercial Construction series using Plasti-Fab EPS Products. While all the building components & materials are important to a well insulated and energy efficient structure, it all starts with a good foundation.Let’s take a look at some high-performing insulation and compressive strength…

Plasti-Fab GeoSpec® saves unstable slope along South Saskatchewan River

Plasti-Fab GeoSpec® saves unstable slope along South Saskatchewan River Three years ago, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan city officials discovered cracking in the pavement of the Saskatchewan Crescent roadway at the intersection of 17th Street East, a well-known thoroughfare that follows the South Saskatchewan River through the…

FEatured Projects using PLASTI-FAB GeoFoam Solutions

EPS geofoam is inherently multi-functional, which makes it effective to use in a wide variety of applications. It offers special advantages for construction on soft ground, slope stabilization and retaining walls. EPS geofoam has been used in road and airfield pavements and railway tracksystems, beneath refrigerated storage buildings, sports arenas and storage tanks to prevent ground freezing and heaving and in below-ground building segments to reduce seasonal heating and cooling requirements.

The Power of Geofoam – A case study on the use of Plasti-Fab GeoFoam for Soil Stabilization

Geospec reduces the load on underlying soils which would minimize the amount of settlement and stabilizing needed for the schools built up foundation. Read on to learn how Plasti-Fab geofoam was used to stabilize the soils beneath this school.

Green Roof Transformation: Repairing & Redefining Space with Plasti-Fab GeoSpec®

This month at Plasti-Fab we will be featuring Geofoam, a product that has a wide array of applications, and not just below grade. In today’s blog we will show you how our GeoSpec® product was used on a roof to create a whole new green space in the City of Calgary.

Project Highlights of PlastiSpan EPS used in EIFS Applications

This month we have covered what is EIFS and the technical ins and outs of the PlastiSpan insulation used in the component system for added quality and energy efficiency. Let’s have some fun and end our month with a showcase of projects that used…

Achieving Energy-Efficiency & Code Compliance with Under Slab Insulation

Under slab insulation serves two purposes in commercial construction. Not only does it allow you to meet the codes for compressive resistance, but it also insulates your space for a more efficient structure. With products that range from 10 all the way to 60…

Who Uses Exterior Insulating Sheathing & Why is it Important?

The correct answer is, people who are looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and save on energy costs, and truly, who DOESN’T want that? People are continually looking at different ways to increase their energy efficiency and decrease their energy costs….

Plasti-Fab Commercial Construction Series – Better Building Below Grade

Last week we introduced our commercial series in EPS (expanded Polystyrene) product solutions, and this week we jump into the below grade products and applications. While all the building components & materials are important to a well insulated and energy efficient structure, it all…

GeoFoam Solutions by Plasti-Fab – Not your average fill material

EPS geofoam is inherently multi-functional, which makes it effective to use in a wide variety of applications. It offers special advantages for construction on soft ground, slope stabilization and retaining walls. EPS geofoam has been used in road and airfield pavements and railway tracksystems, beneath refrigerated storage buildings, sports arenas and storage tanks to prevent ground freezing and heaving and in below-ground building segments to reduce seasonal heating and cooling requirements.