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House extension subsidence

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 […]

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Video – Customer talks about her sinking floor and Geobear

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 […]

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Semi-detached house subsidence cured

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 […]

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House subsidence Nottinghamshire

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 […]

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Eight bedroom home stabilised in freezing temperatures

Background A harsh cold spell of weather in the UK was not a problem for Geobear as we stabilised an eight bedroom home in East Sussex. The building had an historic settlement issue;  several potential buyers of the property contacted Geobear looking for a solution. When our client acquired the property we conducted a full […]

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Geobear helps to stabilise council property

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 council own a three storey property which is occupied with tenants, but some serious subsidence was occurring […]

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Raising a sinking floor the easy way

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 […]

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Subsidence affecting residential flats

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 […]

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Stabilising Homes, Glasgow

Summary We were contacted to protect 38 homes situated within a large residential housing estate in South Glasgow, constructed across a former limestone quarry. The properties were identified by the engineers as showing cracking/distortion in excess of 15 mm due to house subsidence. Geobear were contacted to provide a solution to the problem that would […]

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Geobear magic helps UK homeowner in distress

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 […]