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Ports & Harbour Subsidence Solutions

The constant presence of large amounts of water means that ports and harbours are areas which experience frequent problems with ground voids, ground subsidence and structure sinking. Moisture has the power to do significant damage to the stabilisation of structures, and this damage has the potential to lead to dangerous accidents that we think should be entirely avoidable.

Here at Geobear, we are experts on ground stabilisation in a huge number of different environments, including harbour and port stabilisation. Geobear can help with raising, re-leveling and re-supporting seaports, dockside facilities, crane rails, port terminal pathways and drive lanes etc.

aerial view of stabilised industrial port

The Geobear Solution

Geobear can fill voids in port and harbour areas fast, accurately and economically, quickly restoring their to structural integrity. Geobear solutions result in long-term support and durability and, at the same time, increases the bearing capacity and consolidates the ground. So we not only repair: we also improve.

Geobear can work with no disruption to operations, as this is very important for ports as they must operate around the clock. We’ll plan the work schedule with clients to makes sure of this. All the equipment and materials needed are contained in one truck and the work is carried out one section at a time. The corrected sections can be in use 30 minutes after the specialist team is done.

Read more about Geobear’s innovative geopolymer injection method here.

Old Port Stabilisation

Old ports are not built and designed for the sizes of today’s ships and loads, which means they can’t often struggle to handle the weight – this can result in settlement problems. Seaport pavements are frequently subjected to huge carriers and forklifts carrying very heavy containers to and from ships.

As such, over time port stabilisation can often be required.

Geobear performs a range of professional services that help in these situations. These include re-leveling, re-supporting and raising ports, harbours and docksides, port terminal pathways, drive lanes, crane rails, etc. Also wharves, seawalls and weirs can be corrected. Years of erosion can result in seawalls, dams, weirs and ponds that need to be re-consolidated.

Geobear keep ports safe and running without interruption. Our port stabilisatiosolution is:

Extremely fast – While traditional underpinning methods can take months to complete, Geobear’s stabilisation work can be carried out in a matter of just hours. Normal business can resume as soon as work is finished.

Low cost – The Geobear subsidence solution is extremely cost-effective compared to other methods. The fact that it is so fast and non-disruptive means you don’t suffer losses due to having to put business on hold for an extended period.

Precise and accurate – Our stabilisation and slab-lifting procedures are monitored using laser technology to ensure that the ground is raised to exactly the right level. This creates a strong base underfoot, which also helps to extend the service life of cracked slabs.

Kind to the environment – The carbon footprint of Geobear geopolymer ground injection is very low compared to traditional underpinning. The materials that we use do not affect the groundwater. We have carried out over 100,000 projects using our methods, in 50 different countries. This shows the efficiency and safety of our procedures. We are committed to protecting people and the environment.



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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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