Geotechnical Foam

Benefits of Geotechnical Foam

Benefits of Geotechnical Foam

The Benefits of NCFI’s Geotechnical Foam Solutions

When the time comes for finding the right geotechnical foam solution, we have options that fit a variety of specific scenarios, whether it’s for concrete lifting and stabilization, joint sealing, trench breaker applications or any of our other geotech applications. In fact, the only list longer than our solutions is the benefits of the solutions themselves:

1. Ease of Application

Since our foams cure in minutes—most solutions exhibit 90% of full compression strength after 15 minutes—large surface areas can be lifted and reopened during application. This allows for swift construction and minimal waste.

2. Lower Overhead Costs

TT8The ease of application contributes to less time working, as does the fact that many of our geotechnical foam solutions can be applied by a two-man crew. These factors all translate to fewer paid man hours, and lower overall job costs.

3. Scorch-Free Processing

TT2-copyOur geotechnical foam solutions are designed to be built up in great lift thickness without scorching or foam splitting. During application, our systems have low exotherm heat transfer, which eliminates additional spray passes and ensures quick construction.

4. Moisture-Tolerant and Resistant

Picture1 copyThough our solutions are injected into wet areas, they will maintain their physical characteristics during reaction and expansion. Plus, the high-density, closed-cell nature of geotechnical foam makes them resistant to water penetration

5. Exceptional Inter-Layer Adhesion

Due to high structural compressive strength providing strong inter-layer adhesion, our solutions ensure a strong monolithic barrier, one that outperforms sand bags. NCFI’s geotechnical foam systems don’t shift and settle afterwards, which means long-term erosion issues are reduced.

6. Extremely Conformable

TT10During the injection process, geotechnical foam will flow freely into cracks and voids, ultimately expanding to its final in-place density—which is normally greater than its free-rise density. Free-rise density is determined without any loads or restrictions placed on the geotechnical foam.

7. Environmentally Responsible

TerraTestFormulated with an environmentally responsible non-ozone depleting blowing agent, our solutions offer a trouble-free alternative that can last a lifetime—and that makes no additional use of our natural resources.

8. Manufacturer Support

IMG8808Since 1964, we’ve developed foam solutions for industrial, commercial, and geotechnical applications. As industry experts, we’re positioned to offer full field service and support for equipment, training, and replacement parts.