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A quick, cost-effective subsidence solution for social housing

We help councils, housing associations and other social housing organisations to avoid relocation costs of tenants during maintenance, to reduce maintenance and administration costs caused by underpinning properties impacted by subsidence.

Clients such as Guildford Council, LB Hammersmith and Fulham, Oxford CC and the Ministry of Defence choose Geobear to stabilise properties impacted by subsidence because of our one day programme time and no excavation needed to stabilise a property with a 10-year guarantee. 

Problems that social housing face:

  1. Vacant properties (1000’s of empty properties with structural problems, budget constraints prevent solving the problems. 
  2. Inhabited properties with structural problems (relocation cost can be 10-12 months in case of traditional underpinning, which we could completely help avoid. 
  3. Disrepair of properties act (by law councils are now obligated to repair properties upon request of tenants which will increase pressure to do something about structural problems.

Are you or your residents suffering from subsidence?

Our patented techniques and methods resolve all subsidence and settlement related foundation issues in as little as just one day.

Find out more about our non-disruptive subsidence solutions here

No need to temporarily rehome tenants

A major advantage of Gebear’s subsidence treatment methods is that tenants do not need to be moved out of their homes while the work is going on. Having to find temporary homes for tenants during excavation work for underpinning creates lots of additional work and expense for councils and can be stressful and unsettling for the tenants themselves, especially if they are older, disabled or have young children.

As no excavation is required, tenants can remain living in their homes while the work is carried out. The job is typically carried out in just one day!

Council homes with just a few small holes in the ground to inject resin through. There’s no dust or mess involved, and minimum disruption for tenants. And the costs for councils are much lower too.

How does Geobear treat subsidence in social housing in just 1 day?

We drill holes into the ground where subsidence is occurring

The holes are just 16mm across and we may not even need access to the inside of the property.

Our unique geo-polymer resin is injected below the ground

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Below the ground, the resin expands and to fill voids, compact the soil and raise any sinking ground.

The resin instantly hardens to the strength of concrete

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In only 15 minutes the expanded resin is hardened and 90% cured, stabilising the ground immediately.

The sinking ground is raised and the property stabilised

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The results are clear to see straight away: the floor is raised and you can observe cracks disappearing.

A trusted subsidence treatment contractor for councils

Throughout the UK, Geobear has carried out lots of projects as a contractor for local authorities and facilities management companies working with councils. We are a trusted partner that councils keep coming back to as they know we can deliver fantastic results every time. Read our social housing flyer

Below are a couple of example case studies:

Geobear helps to stabilise council property in London

Geobear was contracted by facilities management company Mitie, who manage social housing for Hammersmith and Fulham council, to carry out foundation works and slab lifting for a house that was experiencing bad subsidence.

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Geobear carries out work on social housing in South Glasgow

Geobear was called in by the local council in Glasgow to treat subsidence in a housing estate built over a former limestone quarry. Geobear was able to quickly and easily fix 15mm cracks caused by subsidence.

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