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
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
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
Ebbsfleet United FC is an English football club based in Northfleet, Kent, which competes in the English National League, the fifth tier of English football. KEH Sports Ltd, a group of Kuwaiti investors advised by a former chief executive of Charlton Athletic, agreed in May 2013 to take over the club, bringing investment in the […]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
Greenlane Biogas are a company specialising in the outfitting of biogas plants in SME’s to help generate a profitable solution to waste; their plant equipment recycles waste to create energy used by businesses around the world. During the installation of equipment at one of their customer sites located in Dagenham, a fabrication issue resulted in […]Read more
The client Mitie are the facilities management suppliers for Hammersmith and Fulham council. Geobear have worked with Mitie to deliver subsidence repair solutions to a number of properties in and around the London area. On Munster Road the the council own a three storey property which is occupied with tenants, but some serious subsidence was […]Read more
Client problem Thyssenkrupp is one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, producing elevators, automotive components and various other types of goods. They have been expanding globally for decades, with lots of manufacturing plants in developing markets, such as China and Mexico. Their steering business division manufactures some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced steering […]Read more
Here’s a great example of how we can lift a floor very quickly – this video is being taken whilst expansive resin is being injected beneath the concrete slab. This footage was actually in a new build property that was not occupied, if we work in an occupied property, we’d simply pull back the carpet […]Read more
BACKGROUND When a customer, Mr Agar, from Leeds noticed his brick extension was moving away from the house, he wanted someone to wave a magic wand to stop it. He was desperate. The crack on the wall had got so big that he could no longer ignore it. The brick extension had been there since […]Read more
Client problem England’s rail commuters are used to these words: Closed for engineering works. Passengers might have to take a slower replacement bus service, or there might be no service at all. And the longer these engineering works go on, the more Network Rail has to pay in compensation to the rail companies. Many argue […]Read more
BACKGROUND The M42 motorway serves the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, and other towns where a lot of people live and do business. It’s important that it’s kept open and running – since road congestion costs the UK billions of pounds a year. Cars and lorries barrel down the M42 day and night, often with […]Read more
Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports. There’s a constant stream of planes taking off, landing and taxiing to their gates. When the concrete slabs underneath these heavy metal birds gets uneven (because of bad drainage and age), the birds can’t return to their nests. Replacing the slabs would force the airline gates to […]Read more
SUBSIDENCE SOLUTION FOR COUNCIL PROPERTY A council owned block of flats in Birmingham was suffering from subsidence, clearly illustrated by the cracking visible in the outer walls. Geobear were contacted to provide a solution to the problem; crucially an answer was required that would stop the subsidence and also allow residents to stay in their […]Read more
Geobear technologies can be used to prevent forming of sinkholes, stop leaking water and stabilise manholes and sewer pipes. Geobear’s processes are also highly effective as a method of water sealing – for example, to prevent water from leaking into excavations below the water table. Hydro-Insensitivity Makes It Ideal The fast curing time of the […]Read more
Kentish Town Farm is situated in the busy suburbs of London. It’s a free entry, charity farm whose objective is to provide families with access to see a live farm in the inner city. The farm itself is built upon land around the main railway line into London, it features a main building constructed in […]Read more
Bristol Royal Infirmary is a large teaching hospital based in south west England. The structure was undergoing some redevelopment work in 2015 which, following a specialist radar survey, revealed a void under an area of slab. The redevelopment necessitated an additional load to be placed on the existing slab but following load tests the void […]Read more
Sumary Northumberland Avenue in Reading is a busy strategic route to schools, residential and commercial properties, but through years of damage to the concrete slab and the increased heavy vehicle use the surface of the road was saturated in fretting and potholes – so Reading Borough Council put plans in place to make the necessary […]Read more
Geobear is often brought in to deal with subsidence problems for maritime infrastructure due to the soil stabilisation issues that come with the territory and because Geobear is well-known for providing effective, quick and non-disruptive solutions. The slipway at Peterhead port, on the northeast coast of Scotland, was built in 1931. It was originally designed […]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.
International Women’s Day – Thursday 8th March 2018 Today celebrates international women’s day. This is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Construction News recently published the article “Where are all the Women in Construction?” The article states “the industry is struggling to attract women into the sector. […]
One of our customers recently recorded a video testimonial about the Geobear solution to her property. We recently stabilised the ground beneath her semi-detached property to prevent further structural movement.
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