Why choose Shelter Enterprises' EPS?

Shelter’s GeoFoam Products

Geofoam is expanded polystyrene (EPS) manufactured as large lightweight, structural blocks. The primary function of Geofoam is to provide lightweight void fill below highways, bridge approaches, retaining walls, planter beds. EPS Geofoam helps to minimize settlement on underground utilities. Geofoam is also used in much broader applications. These include concrete void fill, green roof build-up, thermal insulation, structural void filling, and conduit protection. Our blocks can vary in sizes, as required for any particular project. Geofoam has been proven for many years to work in conditions where other traditional fill materials such as wood chips, formed concrete, waste products and even natural soils have failed.

Geofoam offers ease of installation due to its lightweight make-up and its proven durability to retain its physical properties under engineered conditions. Geofoam maximizes on-site efficiency, arrives ready to place, requires no special handling, and can be installed in most weather conditions. The light weight of EPS Geofoam makes it an ideal fill material for a variety of applications. EPS Geofoam is pre-cut and trimmed for easy installation, which saves on labor and time. Its compressive strength provides the stability needed for concrete and landscape applications such as stadium seating, theater seating, floor elevation changes, and green roofs. Shelter Enterprises can develop a detailed set of drawings for each project. The Geofoam can then be custom-cut with each piece individually labeled according to these layout drawings making installation easy and efficient.

Shelter Enterprises can maintain testing at regular intervals by an independent, third party, testing agency to verify that our Geofoam products meet or exceed the industry standards of ASTM D6817.



Shelter's Geofoam EPS Product Information

Expanded polystyrene building products provide the performance benefits needed for a healthy home. EPS building insulation does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during or after installation creating a “clean” breathing environment. Plus...


  • Our EPS provides R-values that last a lifetime
  • Can Contain both Post and
    Pre-Consumer Recycled Content
  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) free
  • Mold/Fungus Resistant, having no nutritive value
  • Insect Resistant, using a registered additive approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Shelter Enterprises, Inc. manufactures its entire product line using chemicals that do not deplete the ozone layer. Some of our competitors use chemicals (HCFC) to (temporarily) create higher R-values which are later released into the ozone...

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Benefits of GeoFoam


  • Light Weight
  • Easily Handled Installation
  • Can be Installed in Most
        Weather Conditions
  • Custom Installation plans Available
  • Custom Fabrication Available
  • Quick Turn-Around Time
  • High Volume Deliveries
  • Predictable Engineered 
  • Available in a Variety of
       Typical Sizes
  • Blocks can be Easily Field-Cut
  • Reduces Lateral & Bearing Loads
  • Cost Effective

Typical Applications


  • Structural Void Fill
  • Lightweight Backfill
  • Roadway Bases
  • Bridge Abutments
  • Pavement Insulation
  • Embankments
  • Retaining Walls
  • Median Barriers
  • Berm Structures
  • Landscaping Planters
  • Green Roofs
  • Plaza Decks
  • Stadium Seating
  • Utility & Conduit Protection

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