• Roads

A55 J35 – J34 Westbound Pavement Slab Stabilisation

Background A GPR survey carried out in advance of planned resurfacing works highlighted voiding below concrete pavement slabs on this section of the A55. The slabs lay beneath a 40mm thick layer of asphalt that was due to be planed off prior resurfacing. The resurfacing was scheduled to be carried out over two-weekend road closures […]

  • Airports

Luton Airport – Preventative Maintenance

Geobear provided slab stabilisation to 100 slabs at Luton airport in 2018. With the expansion of operations at Luton and additional areas identified for flight traffic, in 2019, we proposed a preventative maintenance scheme of works to stabilise newly identified taxiways to be brought into use.  Background We had developed a good relationship with the […]

  • Infrastructure

Stabilisation of canal bank

Geobear provided urgent works to stabilise the bank of the Grand Western Canal running through Tiverton in the UK. The embankment had become unstable due to burrowing animals and Devon District Council needed an urgent solution.    Project background The Grand Western Canal runs across the South West of the UK and a routine inspection […]

  • Infrastructure

Void filling – Brewer Street, London

A property on Brewer Street in London included several redundant vaults used as coal sheds in the basement. The client wanted these sheds filling to secure the area and prevent deterioration. Project background Brewer Street is a busy road in central London; the client needed a solution to fill five coal sheds with minimum disruption […]

  • Roads

Emergency road / repair works, Barnet UK

Geobear was contacted by J Brown Construction to provide an emergency solution for a project they were completing for Thames Water. The overall project scope was to replace a section of leaking water pipe beneath Hadley Green Road in Barnet. Over the decades, gradual degradation had led to the victorian era pipe cracking, which resulted […]

  • Roads

A83 void filling and stabilisation

Client: Bear Scotland The A83 is a major road in the south of Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands. It runs from Tarbet, on the western shore of Loch Lomond, where it splits from the A82 to Campbeltown at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula. A section of the A83 near Furnace has […]

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  • Utilities

Void Filling beneath a gas sub-station – Romford, UK

Background Geobear was contacted to use it’s geoopolymer material to fill a void beneath a gas substation. The substation is situated on a slab supported at both ends by concrete rafts, visual inspections indicated the presence of a void beneath the centre of the slab. The void, caused by a combination of wash out and […]

  • Roads

Road Stabilisation – Southampton Docks approach

Keeping disruption to a minimum is a major issue when deciding how best to carry out carriageway repairs. So, when Southampton City Council needed to stabilise concrete slabs on an approach to the city’s docks last month, it wanted a solution that would complete the job quickly and allow the road to remain open. By […]

  • Roads

Nottingham EZ1 – Void filling and stabilisation

Client: C A Blackwell Background The client had recently constructed  an access road and bridge into a new enterprise zone on the outskirts of Nottingham. The water main running beneath the embankment and feeding in to the adjacent Boots factory fractured some time after the completion of the work causing a significant amount of damage […]

  • Roads

M61 Duckworth – Stabilisation

Client: bbmmjv Background The M61 is a busy motorway linking the M60 to the south of Bolton and the M6 just south of Preston. A ground improvement solution was required due to washout of abutment fill material caused by a fractured drainage pipe / valve. An area measuring 1.5 x 1.5m within the northbound hard […]

  • Airports

Luton Airport Slab Stabilisation

Background The concrete slabs that for the taxiway at Luton Airport have been in place for 12 years. Whilst the vast proportion of slabs themselves are operationally sound, in some areas there is rocking occurring as a consequence of the fines beneath the slab being gradually washed out over time. The client required an urgent […]

  • Roads

M11 emergency ground strengthening

Geobear was contacted by WSP to provide a design solution for a voiding and ground improvement This project was emergency works within the footprint of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Major Improvement scheme at the Junction 14 Girton Interchange. The affected section of the junction comprised a two-lane slip road section of motorway with cloverleaf […]

  • Roads

M11 stabilisation of the Girton interchange

VIDEO: Geobear were recently appointed to deliver significant urgent works on the M11 slip roads with the A14. We worked with Interserve, WSP and Highways England to deliver the project. The video below describes the project:

  • Roads

A180 – Croxton Holding Scheme

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 […]

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  • Roads

Stabilisation of A-road , South East

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 […]

  • Infrastructure
  • Rails

Harold Wood Station void filling

We were on site at Harold Wood station recently to fill a void under the ticket office – this video tells the story.

  • Infrastructure
  • Roads

Leaking River Wall Sealed

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 […]

  • Roads

A47 Bretton Subway, Peterborough

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 […]

  • Utilities

Barking Substation stabilisation and void filling

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, […]

  • Ports

Geobear Stabilises and Improves Soils at Aging Dock

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 […]