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Using Met Office Data to predict subsidence events

For decades insurers have seen occasional yearly spikes in subsidence claims. These spikes typically follow major dry weather events and have happened once or twice a decade. To help predict whether a particular year will have a high number of subsidence claims, insurers and subsidence solutions providers look at weather data – the common data […]

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Geobear donates to the Trussell Trust, London and The Hope Centre, St Helens

The Trussell Trust is a nationwide network of food banks and they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. They also campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. News reports confirm that UK food banks faced record demand as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded. The economy was […]

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Lockdown Summer, the ideal time to renovate your home

In these unprecedented times, it will be a very different Summer to what we are accustomed to. In previous years most of our time is spent counting the days down until our Summer holidays. Government advice is changing all the time, but holidays abroad or in the UK will be limited due to the current […]

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Understanding Subsidence

What causes Subsidence?  Think Jelly and marbles in a jar! Cohesive soil – Clay – Think jelly – Very fine platelets: 10,000 clay particles make up the thickness of a 10p coin (2mm) and the molecular forces hold water within their structure (cohesive) Non Cohesive soil – Granular soil; Gravel and Sand – Think marbles […]

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The in and out job, slabs relevelled overnight

Interview with our Commercial Manager for the North, Norman Saint. Tell us about yourself and your role at Geobear. I have worked with Geobear for over 14 years. I began my career here as an Electrician, then moved into a Technician role with the Operations team. I enjoyed my time on the trucks, it gave […]

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  • Engineering

What is a Soil Investigation?

Information obtained about ground conditions will influence our engineering design in terms of developing an appropriate design and to remediate the subsidence issue you may face. In principle, a soil or ground investigation is a way to determine the condition of the ground. This information is used in conjunction with findings from a wider site […]

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Freya Chapman Promotion – Private Residential Area Manager

Freya Chapman has successfully managed the Customer Service Team at Geobear UK for the last four years. It is now time for Freya, to take the next step in her career with Geobear. On Monday 1st June 2020, Freya commenced a training programme that will support her new role as an Area Manager for the […]

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  • Infrastructure

Geobear secures Shugborough Tunnel Contract

Geobear has won a contract to deliver the Shugborough Tunnel structural void fill scheme for Story Contracting. The Geobear work commenced on May 9. The project will see Geobear provide essential repair works to the tunnel lining and complete void filling for eight hidden shafts using our specialist geopolymer material. The purpose of the infilling […]

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Geobear – Helping the fight against Coronavirus

The Coronavirus outbreak is the greatest global emergency in living memory. It is affecting how people live their lives all over the world. Here’s how Geobear has been helping the fight against Coronavirus, We have made a donation to the WHO’s Solidarity Fund, which support’s their work to track and understand the spread of the […]

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It looks set to be a cracking Summer

The Meteorological Office Rainfall and Evaporation Calculation System (MORECS) is calculated from daily values of hours of sunshine, air temperature, vapour pressure, wind speed and rainfall, 2020 is ahead of 2003 and 2018 and on an upward trajectory. The continued intensification of soil moisture deficits (SMDs) and river flow recessions into early April, coupled with […]

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  • Health and Safety

Coronavirus COVID – 19 FAQ

The Geobear Executive team is reviewing the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local government regulations daily to maximise the safety of team members and all stakeholder groups, including but not limited to customers and suppliers. Here is a list of frequently asked questions for our customers. Any questions about our response to COVID- 19 epidemic […]

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International Womens Day 2020

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8th March. The day is about unity, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual. An equal world is an enabled world. Geobear is a contractor with a […]

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Geobear, L&G and Sedgwick win National Insurance Award

Geobear in partnership with L&G and Sedgwick are delighted to announce we have won the award for Claims Initiative of the Year. The winners of the inaugural National Insurance Awards were announced at last night’s awards ceremony and gala dinner at London’s prestigious Waldorf Hilton Hotel. This is the third award presented in the last […]

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How Should you choose a Subsidence Contractor?

With so many options for contractors and methods of solving subsidence issues, it’s important to understand how to make the best possible decision when it comes to handling your settlement or subsidence issue. Your decision ultimately should be based on your specific situation and the recommendations of your consulting engineers. While making your decision, here […]

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How to sell a home with subsidence

The Times recently published an article about selling a home with subsidence.   A concerned homeowner contacted the publication, with their worry, “A neighbour’s tree has caused subsidence to my property: this is the second time this has happened. The first time was about 12 years ago: they cut down the offending tree and left […]

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Geobear grows insurance expertise with Greg Gladwell appointment

Geobear, specialists in subsidence solutions, and ground remediation of buildings and infrastructure have bolstered their expertise in the insurance sector with the appointment of former Crawford CEO Greg Gladwell in an advisory role. Over the past 18 months, the business has strengthened its service offering to the insurance market. They developed an innovative partnership with […]

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How Is The Tenant Experience Changing?

Tenant experience is a top priority for most Commercial Real Estate leaders. The on-demand economy is reshaping tenant expectations about how real estate is consumed, technology-enabled facilities and personalised experiences are already transforming the CRE industry. Today, creating superior experiences is not just about engaging the tenant. It is also about extending services to the […]

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Meet the Team with Jeff Gaucher

Name: Jeff J Gaucher Company Role: Director of Commercial Sales UK & Ireland  Favourite quote: “Courage is what it takes to Stand Up and Speak. Courage is also what it takes to Sit Down and Listen” – Winston Churchill  Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books? 1. Alex Ferguson Autobiography. 2. War of the Worlds. 3. Scratchman […]

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A Geobear Christmas Carol

‘Twas the night before Christmas. Doug Badly sat in his armchair in front of the fire, smoking his pipe. He looked around the shabby room and shook his head. He wouldn’t be seeing his family this Christmas – they refused to come round to his house. They said it was a “tip”, and “falling to […]

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Russell Clark, EngTech MICE

Operations Coordinator, Russell Clark has recently been given recognition by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as an Engineering Technician (EngTech MICE). Russell has a career with Geobear spanning an amazing 17 years. He initially started his employment as a Technician, progressing into a Senior Technician post.  Following his time on-site and years of experience, […]