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The web site for the EPS Molders Association ( has links to manufacturers. I see two listings in FL--Cellofoam in Orlando and Insulfoam in Lakeland—and also a couple in GA and AL.



Gary J. Ehrlich, PE
Program Manager, Structural Codes & Standards
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
ph: 202-266-8545  or 800-368-5242 x8545
fax: 202-266-8369


From: Christopher Banbury [mailto:cbanbury(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:56 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: EPS supplier and retaining wall retrofit


I am looking for a supplier for large blocks of construction grade EPS (say 4’x4’x8’). I have a situation where an existing masonry retaining wall requires retrofit due to inadequate vertical reinforcement. In addition to specifying a structural retrofit I am considering specifying that the backfill be partially removed and replaced with EPS to reduce the lateral soil load on the wall. I would appreciate any leads or advice.

Thanks in advance.


Christopher Banbury, PE



Ark Engineering, Inc.

PO Box 10129, Brooksville, FL 34603

22 North Broad ST, Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone: (352) 754-2424

Fax: (352) 754-2412