Airport and Runway Subsidence

On top of all the other types of building and infrastructure that Geobear deal with, our work also includes stabilising and re-levelling runways, taxiways, hangar floors and airport buildings.
This is an area of infrastructure that most requires stable ground because of the risk of catastrophic accident if there’s any collapse or sinkage.

We use slab lifting, as opposed to slab replacement, to fix runway stabilisation problems. The Geobear slab lifting process is cheaper and much less disruptive than slab replacement, which can put areas out of operation for many days. We use injected Geobear materials to raise the slab up from below.

A major benefit of choosing us is the repair and consequent savings in money and disruption. There’s no need to transport the new slab to the site, and then the old slab away from the site, which would require heavy machinery and would be more time-consuming.

Our team is trained to be as nondisruptive as is achievable. Sections being repaired by Geobear are out of commission for just hours at a time. Also, if necessary, we’ll carry out work one section at a time, at night or during other low traffic periods. We know how important it is for runways and airports to remain in operation at all times, because any delays can cause problems for so many passengers and can be expensive for the company.

Injected Geobear materials reach almost full strength in less than 15 minutes, so airport operations can resume immediately. The Geobear subsidence solution is a long-lasting remedial technique, so you can be confident that the problem has been taken care of.

No airport company wants to be responsible for a disaster on the runway, especially if it could have been prevented with some simple ground stabilisation or re-levelling. If you’ve got suspicions about your ground stability, then get in touch with Geobear, and we’ll work out where to go from there.

The Geobear solution is:

Quick – Using our pioneering geopolymer technology the work is finished in hours, compared with the few months traditional repair methods can take. With Geobear, planes can start moving again just fifteen minutes after the work. We are by far the quickest solution available.

Cheap – Geobear is 50%-60% cheaper than other solutions. Because our work causes minimal disruption, loss of revenue is low. In the next ten years, Geobear will save EU taxpayers 113 billion euros.

Efficient – Our work is monitored by lasers. It creates a firm base which extends the life of cracked slabs. In 35 years, our materials have never failed.

Environmentally friendly – Compared with other methods, our carbon footprint is very low. Materials will not affect ground water.

In nearly 40 years, Geobear has done over 100,000 projects in 50 countries, proving the benefits of our re-levelling and stabilising solutions.

Geobear is committed to a policy of Zero Harm for our employees, the public and the environment.

Read more about geopolymer and its effects in the ground.

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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.