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
Aone+, the Asset Support Contractor for Area 12, contacted Geobear regarding a section of the A180 near Immingham. Over a 4 km stretch of the westbound carriageway concrete road slabs, some of which were up to 40 years old were suffering serious problems with settlement. Visual inspections highlighted 56 sinking slabs of up to 30mm […]Read more
Following visual signs and subsequent geo scan, the floor slab within the clients dairy plant was found to be suffering from ongoing settlement caused by leaking drains washing away the fine soils. The client also needed to add a new water vat to the slab to optimise the cheese manufacturing, this would require additional loading […]Read more
Geobear were contacted by the Hovis bread production plant in Avonmouth, a collapsed drain beneath the floor slab in the warehouse had allowed water to leak into the soil causing washout and voiding beneath the floor slab. Consequently the slab was unsupported and had began to settle. A cooler was sitting on the slab at […]Read more
Geobear had worked with the client previously to provide ground strengthening to enable the construction of a mezzanine floor to the site. Subsequent to the successful project, the client contacted us to deal with voiding that had occurred beneath the ovens in the factory. A broken drain had led to a washout of the existing […]Read more
Stabilisation of A-road in the South East of England Geobear were recently contracted to deliver ground stabilisation works to a key A road in South East England. Although the road is modern in construction, sections began to show signs of settlement and with the local county council keen to resurface they were concerned that any […]Read more
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
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.
To demonstrate that the use of Geobear’s Geopolymer technology is safe to the environment, Geobear recently commissioned ESI Ltd (formerly Environmental Simulations International and now part of the Stantec Group) to undertake a thorough environmental impact assessment and in particular to address any potential impact on drinking water aquifers. ESI are internationally recognised soil and […]
Geobear has produced a technical paper relating to the use of geo-polymer technology. The paper produced by Geobear Project Engineer, Liam Bromley and Engineering Manager, Dan Hadfield provides a detailed look at the methodology behind the use of geo-polymer and its application. The paper can be downloaded here: geotechnical-asset-management-paper
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