Ports & Harbour Subsidence Solutions

Due to the constant presence of large amounts of water, 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 at ports and harbours. Geobear can help with raising, re-leveling and re-supporting seaports, dockside facilities, crane rails, port terminal pathways and drive lanes etc.

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

Geobear can easily help with raising, re-leveling and re-supporting seaports, dockside facilities, crane rails, port terminal pathways and drive lanes 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 can fill the voids fast, accurately, economically and return them 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.

Geobear keep ports safe and running without interuption. Our solution is:

Quick – Using our pioneering geopolymer technology the work is finished in hours, compared with the few months traditional repair methods can take. With Geobear, planes can start moving again just fifteen minutes after the work. We are by far the quickest solution available.

Cheap – Geobear is 50%-60% cheaper than other solutions. Because our work causes minimal disruption, loss of revenue is low. In the next ten years, Geobear will save EU taxpayers 113 billion euros.

Efficient – Our work is monitored by lasers. It creates a firm base which extends the life of cracked slabs. In 35 years, our materials have never failed.

Environmentally friendly – Compared with other methods, our carbon footprint is very low. Materials will not affect ground water.

In nearly 40 years, Geobear has done over 100,000 projects in 50 countries, proving the benefits of our re-levelling and stabilising solutions.

Geobear is committed to a policy of Zero Harm for our employees, the public 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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