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Rock Village Hall was constructed between 2004 – 2006, it’s a flagship building that demonstrates best practice in sustainable construction. The hall uses recycled materials to a considerable degree, including the use of recycled hemp for insulation, and recycled plastics for the underground drainage. Rainwater is collected and used in the lavatories, and a ground […]Read more
Background Clay shrinkage subsidence, exacerbated by tree root influence, had caused significant subsidence damage to two neighbouring blocks of flats in Oxford. It is considered the damage commenced during the severe summer drought of 2018, with further movement during the dry summer of 2019. The damage was considered progressive and seasonal. Site Investigations were instigated, […]Read more
Background Paradigm Homes is a charitable housing association who manage over 15000 properties in the south-east. Two flats in one of their properties in High Wycombe had suffered from severe structural movement during the extended dry spell in 2018-19, which meant the tenants had to be re-homed. The property was part of a block used […]Read more
Tesco Distribution Centre – Slab Re-leveling Background This Tesco distribution centre has two large submerged diesel fuel tanks used for refuelling the delivery vehicles operating to and from the distribution centre. On one of the fuel islands the entry and exit slabs had settled up to 25mm, both slabs were also rocking and close […]Read more
Background IMC Britannica is a manufacturer of catering machinery and equipment. At their facility in North Wales, their operations had to cease immediately as a burst pipe caused flooding across the facility. Water had worked its way around the slabs and up between the seams to create the flooding. The machines used by IMC require […]Read more
Background A GPR survey carried out in advance of planned resurfacing works highlighted voiding below concrete pavement slabs on this section of the A55. The slabs lay beneath a 40mm thick layer of asphalt that was due to be planed off prior resurfacing. The resurfacing was scheduled to be carried out over two-weekend road closures […]Read more
Geobear provided slab stabilisation to 100 slabs at Luton airport in 2018. With the expansion of operations at Luton and additional areas identified for flight traffic, in 2019, we proposed a preventative maintenance scheme of works to stabilise newly identified taxiways to be brought into use. Background We had developed a good relationship with the […]Read more
Geobear provided urgent works to stabilise the bank of the Grand Western Canal running through Tiverton in the UK. The embankment had become unstable due to burrowing animals and Devon District Council needed an urgent solution. Project background The Grand Western Canal runs across the South West of the UK and a routine inspection […]Read more
A property on Brewer Street in London included several redundant vaults used as coal sheds in the basement. The client wanted these sheds filling to secure the area and prevent deterioration. Project background Brewer Street is a busy road in central London; the client needed a solution to fill five coal sheds with minimum disruption […]Read more
On Hilary Road in East Acton, a vacant council house was in dire need of repair and stabilisation due to subsidence at the front and rear of the property. Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council called in Geobear to treat the subsidence quickly and efficiently so that people could be homed in the property as […]Read more
At a council house in West London, a leaking drain had caused subsidence at the rear of the property. With a young family living inside, the issue needed to be rectified as soon as possible with minimum disruption for the tenants. Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council used Geobear’s innovative solution to fix the subsidence in […]Read more
Background The Floral Pavilion Theatre is situated in the seaside town of New Brighton on the Wirral Peninsula in England. The original building opened in 1913 and was completely rebuilt as part of the £60m Neptune Project redevelopment in 2007. Over recent years the floor slab within the main reception Plaza bar had settled causing […]Read more
Geobear was contacted by J Brown Construction to provide an emergency solution for a project they were completing for Thames Water. The overall project scope was to replace a section of leaking water pipe beneath Hadley Green Road in Barnet. Over the decades, gradual degradation had led to the victorian era pipe cracking, which resulted […]Read more
Client: Bear Scotland The A83 is a major road in the south of Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands. It runs from Tarbet, on the western shore of Loch Lomond, where it splits from the A82 to Campbeltown at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula. A section of the A83 near Furnace has […]Read more
Background Geobear was contacted to use it’s geoopolymer material to fill a void beneath a gas substation. The substation is situated on a slab supported at both ends by concrete rafts, visual inspections indicated the presence of a void beneath the centre of the slab. The void, caused by a combination of wash out and […]Read more
Keeping disruption to a minimum is a major issue when deciding how best to carry out carriageway repairs. So, when Southampton City Council needed to stabilise concrete slabs on an approach to the city’s docks last month, it wanted a solution that would complete the job quickly and allow the road to remain open. By […]Read more
Client: Historic Properties Limited Background Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade I listed country house on the coastline in Northumberland, England, situated between Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval, It was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1718 for Admiral George Delaval, now owned by the National Trust and more recently opened to the general public. […]Read more
Client: C A Blackwell Background The client had recently constructed an access road and bridge into a new enterprise zone on the outskirts of Nottingham. The water main running beneath the embankment and feeding in to the adjacent Boots factory fractured some time after the completion of the work causing a significant amount of damage […]Read more
Client: bbmmjv Background The M61 is a busy motorway linking the M60 to the south of Bolton and the M6 just south of Preston. A ground improvement solution was required due to washout of abutment fill material caused by a fractured drainage pipe / valve. An area measuring 1.5 x 1.5m within the northbound hard […]Read more
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