Subsidence Solution for blocks of flats – Oxford City Council

Background Clay shrinkage subsidence, exacerbated by tree root influence, had caused significant subsidence damage to two neighbouring blocks of flats in Oxford. It is considered the damage commenced during the severe summer drought of 2018, with further movement during the dry summer of 2019. The damage was considered progressive and seasonal. Site Investigations were instigated, […]

Paradigm Homes – slab and perimeter wall stabilisation

Background Paradigm Homes is a charitable housing association who manage over 15000 properties in the south-east. Two flats in one of their properties in High Wycombe had suffered from severe structural movement during the extended dry spell in 2018-19, which meant the tenants had to be re-homed. The property was part of a block used […]

Tesco Distribution Centre, Merseyside – Fuel Island Slab Re-leveling

  Tesco Distribution Centre – Slab Re-leveling Background This Tesco distribution centre has two large submerged diesel fuel tanks used for refuelling the delivery vehicles operating to and from the distribution centre. On one of the fuel islands the entry and exit slabs had settled up to 25mm, both slabs were also rocking and close […]

  • Commercial

Emergency slab stabilisation – IMC, North Wales

Background IMC Britannica is a manufacturer of catering machinery and equipment. At their facility in North Wales, their operations had to cease immediately as a burst pipe caused flooding across the facility. Water had worked its way around the slabs and up between the seams to create the flooding. The machines used by IMC require […]

  • 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 […]

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