A harsh cold spell of weather in the UK was not a problem for Geobear as we stabilised an eight bedroom home in East Sussex. The building had an historic settlement issue; several potential buyers of the property contacted Geobear looking for a solution. When our client acquired the property we conducted a full site visit to see assess the problems and put together a remediation plan.
The property was built in close proximity to a large Oak tree and this was considered to have had an impact on the issue.
The client intended to renovate the property so needed a fast solution. Geobear’s methods can be implemented in any weather, so despite freezing temperatures we could deliver our stabilisation works to the property and enable it to be renovated without delay.
Using our ground improvement solution we injected our geopolymer into the ground at predetermined points around the 32 linear metres of walling. Our material was injected to a depth of 2 metres below foundation where it expanded and solidified. The work took just 3 days to complete, whereas alternatives could have taken over a month.
Dynamic Probing Tests (DPT) tests were carried out pre-works to confirm the treatment depth, and then again at completion to confirm the Geobear solution had improved the ground and stabilised the area.
Drainage was also identified in the treatment area so specialist drainage contractors were employed to protect these during our works to avoid any damage or material migrating into them.
“We were looking for a permanent cost-effective solution for a property which had been suffering from gradual settlement which had continued for a number of years and after researching various options we decided that Geobear were offering the best solution. The work carried out was clean and none disruptive and we are very satisfied with the results.”