Enterprise Precast Concrete of Texas Operations Manager, Scott Davis, relies on ACH Foam Technologies for Foam-Control expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam insulation to fill the void in its architectural precast panels.
The environmental benefits of insulated precast panels begin with being fabricated in a controlled production facility with virtually no waste. Enterprise panels provide a thermal break between the interior and exterior façade, helping architects meet building codes with a solution that works well in any climate.
With all of the forming, mixing, pouring and curing technology in-house, Enterprise relies on Foam-Control expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam insulation as an effective panel core, generally achieving an R-value between 4 and 5 for every inch of EPS thickness.
ACH Foam Technologies understands that construction is a dynamic process and being flexible to customers’ schedules is needed. Sales representatives work with buyers to build an initial product delivery schedule and then monitor the push and pull of each project in weekly check-ins to make required adjustments. Enterprise also finds that EPS products are easier to use than comparable XPS materials, noting that the textured face of rigid EPS foam provides a surface for the concrete to bond, creating a seal between layers.
In addition to Foam-Control 130 insulation used in Enterprise precast panels, ACH Foam Technologies also makes Foam-Control PLUS+ architectural insulation. The ACH Foam Technologies Foam-Control and Foam-Control PLUS+ products solve other construction challenges from roof insulation to vertical wall applications and underslab insulation, as well as being an strong yet lightweight concrete void-filler.