DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - ACH Foam Technologies' EPS Geofoam won a hole in one for solving unique challenges during the construction of a 2,760 square foot outdoor terrace at Atlanta's well-known Country Club of the South.
ClubCorp decided to add a $500,000 renovation that would bring the indoors out by building an open-air terrace for socializing and dining that would seat 90 guests comfortably -- and that would offer a gorgeous view overlooking the 18th hole and its existing landscapes.
When engineer Clinton Rex of Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, and the project architects from Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC studied the landscape, they knew the hill would have to be carved out and a fill material installed that would prevent pressure on the downslope and create a stable foundation for the large terrace. In addition to the problem of the slope, the site was not easily accessible. The club is known for its natural beauty, and the landscaping around the clubhouse didn't leave sufficient room for trucks hauling dirt.
The team specified Foam-Control® Geofoam with PerformGuard®, a termite-resistant treatment from ACH Foam Technologies. "Geofoam fill gave us the strength we needed and eliminated the lateral load on the downslope. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and we would have had to tear that up in order to bring in truckloads of dirt. Using lightweight geofoam blocks made installation much easier and the landscape remained unscathed," explained Rex.
"Geofoam's high compressive strength and the fact that it weighs less than 1/50th of the weight of soil makes for a winning combination," said Rex. "Installation was easy and fast." The result: a stunning outdoor dining and socializing venue with a tantalizing golfer's view.