Geobear (formerly Uretek), is a global contractor providing ground engineering solutions that can save home owners, businesses and tax payers money by minimising disruption in subsidence related repairs. Download brochure
We were on site at Harold Wood station recently to fill a void under the ticket office – this video tells the story.Read more
A homeowner in Leeds, UK contacted Geobear to discuss an issue with an extension built onto the side of their property. The one storey extension was built on standard raft foundations adjacent to the perimeter wall of the house. After a number of years small cracks started to appear on the internal walls where the […]Read more
Geobear were on hand recently to repair a sinking floor at a residential property in the North of England. The owner had witnessed her floor gradually sink over the years and as the insurers would not cover it her engineer recommended going straight to Geobear. We provided a solution to stabilise the ground beneath the […]Read more
York City Walls are also often referred to as the Bar Walls or the Roman Walls, although very little of the extant stonework is of Roman origin, with many sections having been substantially altered since Roman times. However, the walls remain the most complete example of medieval city walls still standing in England today, and […]Read more
The River Ouse runs close to many of the roads in the Newland area of East Yorkshire, with sheet piled walls used to hold, or channel the water. One particular stretch was found to be leaking water from behind a sheet piled wall, the result of general aging, with water coming from both rain and […]Read more
A customer was experiencing difficulties with a 3 bedroom semi-detached house based in Towcester, Northamptonshire Due to the geology of the ground and large trees in close proximity to the house the property had become subject to subsidence. The client approached their insurance company who arranged for the movement to be monitored by Structural Engineers […]Read more
A property in Nottinghamshire had experienced some major subsidence problems over the course of a number of years. Extensive cracks were showing along the brick work on the exterior of the house and throughout the inside of the property. As with many instances of subsidence, the full impact is much more pronounced when interior plasterboard […]Read more
Background An eight bedroom home in East Sussex had a historic settlement issue; several potential buyers of the property contacted Geobear looking for a solution. When our client acquired the home we conducted a site visit to see how we could help. The property was built in close proximity to a large Oak tree and […]Read more
Background Several pavement defects were present on the eastbound and westbound dual carriageways in the vicinity of a pedestrian subway which passes underneath the A47 at junction 16. A ground investigation was undertaken along a 50m stretch of the carriageway to obtain data regarding the ground and ground water conditions at the site in order […]Read more
Barking Substation Powers Ahead with Geobear’s Geopolymer Void-Filling Solution Providing electricity to most of East London, including parts of Crossrail, the National Grid-owned and operated Barking substation is an extremely important power asset. As part of its on-going upgrading and maintenance programmes, National Grid was looking to repair and replace a number of ceramic insulators, […]Read more
Void Filling Solution for Dowley Gap Waste Water Treatment Works. Owned and operated by Yorkshire Water Services Limited, Dowley Gap Waste Water Treatment Works treats effluent from residential and commercial properties in the surrounding area. Back in 2015 the site suffered from significant flood damage, which adversely affected the performance of the waste water works. […]Read more
Glasson Dock was built in 1787, and has had a long and varied history and although its peak as an industrial port has long past, a limited amount of commercial traffic still uses the dock, with outbound shipments, including coal for the Isle of Man and the Western Isles of Scotland, and incoming cargoes including […]Read more
Background Geobear was contacted by Valeo Foods to provide a ground improvement solution to their production facility in Oxfordshire. Valeo’s growing Wallingford site produces Rowse Honey & Supermarket’s own brand honey and they elected to expand the site vertically via mezzanine to add valuable space to their operations. Mezzanine footings are typically hinged to existing […]Read more
Following a routine condition survey, Highways England identified a section of the A14 at Haughley that had uneven concrete slabs, which presented a potentially unsafe road surface and as such was subject to a larger pavement renewal scheme. The cause of the movement encountered was natural wear and tear but attributable to a combination of […]Read more
Summary Geobear recently worked on an innovative scheme to use our expanding geopolymer resin to enhance, pump and treat the removal of DNAPL coal tar from a sub-surface gas holder, whilst simultaneously stabilising the holder backfill and encapsulating the residual coal tar remaining in-situ. The approach, designed and implemented by Environmental Reclamation Services as Principal […]Read more
Listed Wall Protected by Geobear Cannon Hill, located off the main Finchley Road in Camden is situated to the north of the City of London. Although it has undergone considerable change in recent years the area still retails many historical features and its housing is typical of many London suburb, consisting of many 1920s and […]Read more
Increasing the load-bearing capacity of concrete slabs for York Hospital Work to build a brand-new endoscopy unit at York Hospital is now underway, and when complete will be one of the most modern and largest endoscopy units in England. It is a £10 million project that is expected to take around a year to complete […]Read more
Geobear was contracted by Skanska to design a solution for void filling between a new railway box structure and existing railway viaduct near Bermondsey. The box structure, called the Bermondsey Dive Under, was designed and introduced to provide grade separation between the Kent and Thameslink lines, which would enable the continual operation of the two […]Read more
United Utilities Group PLC is the UK’s largest listed water company and was founded in 1995 as a result of a merger between North West Water and NORWEB. The group manages the regulated water and waste water network in North West England, which includes Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside – some 7 million […]Read more
Geobear was contracted by Kier to provide void filling and stabilisation services to a road bridge over a mainline UK railway. Visual structural surveys indicated a sinking surface on the abutments at both sides of the bridge. This was very problematic as the bridge runs over a busy line on the UK rail network, therefore […]Read more
Geobear is a global ground engineering contractor solving foundation and infrastructure soil problems within the repair construction industry. Geobear is the original inventor and provider of the Uretek solutions . Our pioneering geopolymer technology offers the most advanced and accurate systems for floor and foundation re-levelling, ground stabilisation and strengthening, as well as void filling and water sealing.
Geobear CEO, Otso Lahtinen describes the key differences between the two solutions.
This video highlights our work with MPC Property Developments as an ideal solution to stabilise a property.
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We deliver projects on any sort of building or structure – from conservatory extension problems to 80,000m2 warehouses and road infrastructure. In most cases we will have the best solution, so get in touch today.