Begin your construction project with EPS Foam from Glide-Lock
office complex or a completely new roof, you need the right tools to get the job done. With its superior strength, insulation, and waterproofing qualities, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is tough enough for any construction purpose—from the foundation to the rooftop.
As an insulator, EPS is one of the best materials available and its use in concrete forms is unparalleled. The secret of EPS is the millions of air pockets which are formed when it’s created. These pockets impede the flow of heat, making EPS an excellent insulator—keeping things cool in the summer and warm in the winter. EPS foam by Glide-Lock can reduce energy cost by 20 % or more, depending on thickness and profiles. At Glide-Lock, we provide high-grade EPS wall insulation in a variety of thickness and sizes. EPS makes all exterior cladding products a better performer.
Roof & Slab Insulation:
Used as roofing insulation, EPS can be fashioned in lightweight yet durable panels that keep the elements out while keeping cool or warm air inside. Half the price of ISO board, EPS roofing makes for ideal barriers and more. For flooring, EPS insulation under a concrete slab floor can cut down on heating bills by 10-30%. Plus, insulating with EPS around the edge of the slab lets the house heat quicker and more efficiently.
Water, heat, and cool air have a tough time leaking through EPS – and so does sound. The structural qualities of EPS deaden sound more efficiently than fiberglass and stud wall configurations. Builders looking to create quality home theater rooms or in-home recording studios will find EPS a great building material for construction.
Working with stud walls can be time and cost consuming when you need to install arches, curved walls, custom angles and cathedral ceilings. Custom cut any shape your client wants and since EPS is so lightweight, you don’t have to worry about structural load considerations. Plus, EPS has a naturally smooth finish, which bonds quickly with paint, mortar, and acrylic-cement render.
Light, inexpensive, and easy to transport, concrete forms are an excellent use of EPS. Once the form is finished, it’s easily assembled on-site. Unlike traditional concrete forms, EPS forms remain on site, adding strength, insulation, and sound deadening capabilities. More and more construction firms are using EPS concrete forms in areas that annually face hurricanes and tornadoes.
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