Geotechnical
advanced eps technology
Frost Cushion
Grade Beam Void Form System

Frost Cushion

Product Description

FROST CUSHION is manufactured from inert closed cell expanded polystyrene (EPS). It was designed specifically to be used under concrete grade beams to compensate for frost and moisture-induced swelling of underlying soils that might otherwise lift or fracture concrete foundations. Due to its closed cell structure it will not collapse due to water absorption and resists soil movement into spaces below the concrete. FROST CUSHION has excellent resistance to freeze/thaw because of its low moisture absorption properties. It is not biodegradable and has no pest nutrient value.

Unique Geometry Minimizes Uplift Stresses from Sub Grade Movement.

FROST CUSHION will support up to 1 meter (39”) of fresh concrete. However, because of its engineered folding-action design using alternating and slightly curved legs, it will react to subgrade uplift by deforming and collapsing at a much lower stress than “solid” void form products. It is therefore an excellent choice for protecting grade beams under lighter wood frame or metal structures. It is more easily compressed when soil swell occurs under buildings and other structures, reducing uplift stress and protecting foundations, slabs and buildings from damage.

Frost Cushion

CONTROLLING THE DESTRUCTIVE FORCES OF FROST AND SOIL SWELL

The above chart compares the uplift forces of Frost Cushion to standard ‘solid’ void form as the products are being compressed by soil swell. At 50% compression, Frost Cushion’s uplift force is less than 30 kPa, approximately ½ that of solid void uplift pressures, thus protecting structures from damage due to frost and soil swell.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND OUR ENVIRONMENT

Frost Cushion is one of the few foam plastic materials available that contain absolutely no CFCs, HCFCs, or other complex chemical gases. It does not contribute to climate change or atmospheric ozone depletion.

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E-mail: techsupport@beaverplastics.com

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Beaver Plastics Ltd Head Office:
7-26318-TWP RD 531A
Acheson, Alberta
Canada T7X 5A3

Branch Plant Location:
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

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Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico