Sinkhole Subsidence & Void Filling
Unfortunately, sinkholes are becoming more prevalent in the UK due to the changes in ground conditions. This is bad news for property owners, since it’s very hard to predict when and where they’ll occur. Sinkholes can be particularly worrying for anyone who owns a home or building in areas prone to their effects. The potential for irreversible damage is much greater with a sinkhole than other forms of ground movement, because of how suddenly they can occur. Still, the best way to prepare is to get the ground underneath your property strengthened by Geobear.
Sinkholes are naturally occurring, and happen after water gradually dissolves bedrock, this leads to the formation of a cavity underneath the ground. Loose rock nearer the surface then gradually falls into it, like sand down an hourglass, until the surface layer can no longer support itself. Finally, the whole thing gives away, and a sinkhole forms. They’re sudden and can be very dangerous, that’s why the team at Geobear has dedicated itself to preventing them happening, and refilling them when they appear.
Geobear specialises in treating the ground in and around properties as a preventative measure through ground strengthening and post event ground repairs. Our ground strengthening works using our resin injection method. We inject geopolymer resin into the affected area, it then binds with the soil and compacts, allowing your property to withstand any sinkhole far more effectively. It will increase its capacity to withstand its weight and, through the expansive force of our materials, we can in some instances lift your property back to its original state.
We can visit your property to assess what depths of treatment are needed to return your property to its original state. Please contact us to arrange a no obligation site visit – we’ll talk to you and work out the best solution for your particular problem.