New Orlean's Airport Geofoam | LA
Branson Geofoam Road Expansion & Culvert
Project Type Commercial | Civil & Roadways
Year Completed 2006
Material used R-Shield Geofoam 7,300 cubic yards
An existing culvert was adjacent to a two lane road which was constructed in the 1960’s. The road needed to be expanded to four lanes. This required placing the new lanes over the culvert area. The existing culvert was not designed to carry the loads associated with the new roadway. A lightweight solution was required.
R-Shield Geofoam was selected to provide the solution. In addition to being lightweight, R-Shield Geofoam is an engineered fill material with known load bearing properties. An additional advantage was that construction could be completed in various weather conditions, including winter.
FILL FACE OFF:
Choosing Foam-Control Geofoam over other fill materials.
• Extremely lightweight to reduce lateral or bearing loads
• Predictible engineered performance
• Various Types available to meet project specific strength requirements
• Can be installed in various weather conditions