House subsidence & alternative underpinning solutions

ground beneath building

What happens underground

Underpinning is the old method of treating subsidence, now with Geobear it can be repaired in as little as one day. Our simple injections of material into the ground under your home cures subsidence permanently, it stops the environment affecting the soils and creates a solid base for the future. 

We invented this process and we’ve been doing it for over 30 years, completing 200,000 projects. In that time we’ve perfected the materials we use and the process – we inject our material as a liquid and it expands turning as solid as concrete which compacts the soils. There is no digging or excavation and none of the horror stories you come across with underpinning.

The solutions we provide address all types of subsidence where soil conditions have disturbed the foundations. Our process also works for sinking internal floors; that usually happens due to voiding beneath the concrete slab so it drops, our material fills those voids to stabilise the floor and even lift it back up. We also improve the ground strength, this means you can build on ground not originally suited for it, so you could add another floor to a house for example – we recently did this on a bigger scale at York Hospital.

Our geo-polymer resin injection method is designed to be carried out quickly, quietly and in a way that avoids disruption to the home and its occupants. Unlike other methods, there is no excavation required; we only need to drill small holes into the ground to inject our geo-polymer materials directly into the affected area.

Our solution is perfect for treating subsiding walls, sinking floor slabs, rotating extensions, conservatories, garages and bay windows.

Geobear’s technology is the advanced alternative to piling and underpinning and is widely used by Britain’s major home insurance companies & local councils, and in other areas we work for the likes of Network Rail, Highways England and most major Airports. We treat any size of project from small areas in homes, to stately mansions – but regardless of scale all our customers are treated with the upmost importance, just take a look at our reviews.

If you think your home might be suffering from subsidence, then please get in touch with our team and arrange a site visit, we can then work out a plan to deal with the problem once and for all.

Download our brochure or read our current case studies to see how it works.

Click here to access our dedicated homeowner site – all the key information you need on one page.

Why choose Geobear

You can stay in the property

You can stay in the property

Work completed in one day

Work completed in one day

10 year insurance backed warranty

10 year insurance backed warranty

Customer finance or credit card payments

Customer finance or credit card payments

No excavation or digging needed

No excavation or digging needed

Costs up to 50% less than alternatives

Costs up to 50% less than alternatives

Recent projects

Geobear solutions on Channel 4 (recorded in our old name Uretek)

Watch this short film from 'Help my House is falling down', a Channel 4 show, which outlines our solution. It was recorded a couple of years ago when we were called Uretek.

  • Residential
  • (January 31, 2019)

Stop worrying about subsidence!

When you are given the news your home has subsidence you may begin to despair. You worry that your home may collapse, that it will lose all value, that it will affect your mortgage/ home insurance policies and that it will be costly to fix. The list of worries seems endless. We at Geobear understand […]

  • Infrastructure
  • (January 24, 2019)

NCE Innovation report featuring Geobear

Geobear was recently present at a panel forum to discuss innovation in infrastructure. The panel from across industry listened to Geobear CEO Otso Lahtinen discuss the merits of geopolymer solutions in infrastructure maintenance. Read the story here

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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.

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