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Our Non-Disruptive Alternatives To Underpinning

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When a property or structure is suffering from subsidence, treatment needs to be carried out in a timely manner to strengthen the ground and restabilise the building. Traditionally, underpinning has been the method used to treat subsidence. The ground beneath the building is excavated and concrete poured in to strengthen the foundations.

The problem is: underpinning is a lengthy and disruptive process. The building or area has to be vacated while work is being carried out. This can be very inconvenient, while the associated costs of treatment and temporary vacation of the building can really mount up.

Geobear offers non-disruptive alternatives to underpinning, which saves customers time and money. Instead of excavating, Geobear uses its patented geopolymer resin injection technology. This requires only a few small holes in the ground for injecting the resin and can be completed in as little as one day.

The Benefits of Geobear’s Solution

Our solutions provide the same benefits for commercial, industrial, residential and public buildings, as well as infrastructure and historic structures.

No Disruption to Everyday Life – Our systems and solutions offer an almost distraction-free site allowing residential, business and commercial buildings to keep running with no downtime. This saves you both time and money as everyday operations can continue running at full capacity.

Fast Solution – Our systems are built on efficiency. Every step of the ground or soil stabilisation process is expedited and some projects can be completed in just a single day. Some of the alternative subsidence and ground repair methods can take weeks and even months to finish.

Designed to Last – Our rapid services have a proven track record when it comes to reliability and stability. Our technologies have been providing long-lasting solutions throughout Europe, The Americas and Australia for over three decades with durable and time-tested results.

Adaptable and Functional – Our systems provide a new level of support to uneven slabs, repairing damages that have occurred over a number of years. We offer services for all types and sizes of buildings. Geobear can revive foundations back to their original quality and capacity, no matter the type or purpose of the building or structure.

Fully Manageable Systems – Unlike traditional techniques, our geopolymer approach doesn’t rely on an abundance of hydraulic pressure which can sometimes get a little uncontrollable. Instead, boundaries are raised with complete control resulting in a much-reduced chance of damaging or breaking slabs.

Strong Structural Capabilities – Patented technology from Geobears allows for massive lifting capabilities. Our systems provide a solution for even the most demanding of circumstances. Anything up to 40 tonnes per square metre (400kPa) can be delivered by our incredibly strong and vigorous remediation solutions.

Architecturally Friendly – Thanks to the advanced nature of Geobears’s solutions, buildings don’t always have to be lifted to be repaired. In some cases, a number of very small-sized holes can permit geopolymer resins to be injected through floor coverings and finishings should lifting them not be a feasible or necessary option.

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Environmentally Friendly – All services, solutions and products have been officially certified as having no negative impact on the environment. They also require no excavation or disturbing of laying ground resulting in a more eco-friendly underpinning method than the excavation-heavy alternatives.

How it Works

Our solution uses geopolymer resin to treat subsidence. The resin is injected through small holes made in the ground, which cause minimum disruption at the site. Once underground, the resin follows the path of least resistance, expanding as it goes.

This means that all gaps in the ground are filled and that soil in weaker areas becomes compacted. The ground is stabilised and, where necessary, lifted, all without the need for extensive excavation work.</>

To find out more about our non-disruptive ground technology, get in touch with us today.


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