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Pipeline construction has relied on sandbags for years to provide pipeline support and create ditch breakers. The problem with sandbags is that they’re heavy, difficult to maneuver, and prone to leaking sand over time. Sandbags also tend to scratch and wear on pipelines, causing abrasions and structural impact over time.

More and more pipeline construction is looking to Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation to build ditch breakers. With the dual-formula compound of SPF insulation, pipeline installers can spray the proper amount of insulation to create longer-lasting ditch breakers. SPF’s lightweight, yet extremely hardy closed-cell construct provides a much easier, more flexible solution to old, hefty sandbags. Its bonding nature also provides a safe, nonabrasive connection to existing pipeline structures.

SPF insulation also costs a fraction of the price required to fill and transport sandbags. SPF insulation typically comes in large barrel drums that can be easily transported to any job site without the hassle of unnecessary weight.

9 Incredible Benefits of using SPF Trench Breakers from R&A Contracting

Our R&A Contracting team uses dating a woman 20 years younger than you‘ FOAM-LOK SPF insulation to build ditch breakers for pipeline construction. There are nine huge benefits of using R&A Contracting to instal spray polyurethane foam insulation for your next set of ditch breakers:

  1. In most applications, R&A Contracting is able to perform work from the ground level, removing the need to physically get in the trench.
  2. SPF’s flexible installation allows the pipeline contractor to keep the job running smoothly. No down time needed to wrangle sandbags into place.
  3. SPF allows the contractor to backfill up to the ditch breakers.
  4. SPF insulation ditch breakers will not break down over time. Spray Foam is an inert substance once it has cured, which only takes 24 hours. The contractor may backfill within the hour with great results.
  5. For narrow ditches, there is no need to widen ditches to install ditch breakers.
  6. Ditch breakers can be installed in a fraction of the time of sandbags.
  7. Spray foam is a better value than any other ditch breaker material. Think of the time it takes to round up bags, find sand, fill the bags, transport the sandbags, and then place them in the ditch. Now, imagine letting R&A Contracting bring our self-contained rig along the trench and within minutes, having a ditch breaker that can conform to any shape or condition you need.
  8. R&A Contracting uses the latest in spray foam technology. Our foam contains no CFCs, formaldehyde, or ozone-depleting agents.
  9. Spray foam bonds to the ditch in a way that sandbags never will. Your SPF ditch breaker will never shift.

Save time now and heartache in the future by using SPF insulation to build safe, durable, and longer-lasting ditch breakers. Give R&A Contracting a call today to ask about using SPF for your next set of ditch breakers.

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