Benchmark Foam EPS: A Cost Effective Alternative to XPS

High Density expanded polystyrene (EPS) from Benchmark Foam is a commendable candidate for sub-slab and perimeter insulation applications. Offering the same compressive strength as Owens Corning’s F250 and Dow’s blue board, Benchmark’s High Density provides comparable physical properties – but always at a lower price.

Benchmark High Density EPS under slabWhen used under concrete slabs, High Density EPS reduces heat loss and prevents possible heaving. The insulation board also acts as a thermal barrier to make the home or work area more comfortable. To prevent heat loss, many builders opt to use EPS around the perimeter of the building. Using Benchmark’s High Density EPS around the perimeter of a poured concrete slab will prevent frost penetration as well as both normal and tangential frost heaves.

Benchmark High Density EPSWhen comparing key properties necessary for sub-slab applications, such as compressive strength and R-Value, high density EPS proves to be a cost-effective, yet durable rigid insulation board. On average, the cost per R-Value of EPS is 10% less expensive than extruded polystyrene (XPS). Start saving money today by switching to Benchmark’s High Density EPS.

To learn more about using High Density EPS from Benchmark Foam in your next sub-slab or perimeter insulation project, call us at 800-658-3444. And don’t forget, every order from Benchmark Foam comes with the On-Time Guarantee. Your product will arrive by the agreed-to date or we will discount your invoice 10 percent. It’s our guarantee.

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