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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Environmentally Friendly Solutions Seeking innovation Bruno D’Arcy (SHEQ Manager) World environment day is held on 5th June each year and the aim of the day is to raise awarenes of the environment and specific environmental issues. Environmentally friendly solutions are becoming increasingly important in the construction industry, and rightly so. Human impacts on the environment […]
Risto Valakari (Commercial Director Nordics) of Geobear explores how subsidence problems influence your finances Overview Urbanization is an ongoing megatrend that means people and businesses are moving increasingly to more densely populated areas, i.e. towns and cities. In terms of construction and geotechnics, it means that the suitable areas for construction become more valuable, since […]
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