Ground, Earth and Soil Stabilisation
Having strong foundations under your home or business should not be underestimated—foundations collapsing can cause catastrophic damage. Being proactive can prevent this from happening. If you’ve got problems with sinking foundations, you should act as quickly as possible to make sure that your building remains stable and safe.
This is where Geobear can help. Our team of specialist ground engineering contractors are experts in ground, earth and soil stabilisation and can deal with whatever ground type or foundation you’ve got.
Stabilisation Through Resin Injection
Stabilisation is the first port of call for making your foundations secure and preventing them from sinking any further. Here at Geobear, we use an innovative resin injection method for stabilising buildings.
Our injection solution for ground, earth and soil stabilisation is a controlled process whereby geo-polymer resin is injected into the ground to prevent movement, without raising any of the existing slabs or structures.
The stabilisation process uses resin injected at points beneath a slab, pad or foundation, where it expands to fill any voids in underlying soils and compact any existing made ground. This high-precision technique is used under properties, roads, railways, airports and ports.
How the Process Works
Every single resin injection stabilisation project we do is given unique treatment. We choose a specific slow-expanding resin for each job, depending on the ground type and foundation.
To achieve precision control, we set up multiple monitoring systems to ensure no more than 250 microns of resistance on the slab or floor. Fundamentally, this precision control measures a lateral lift far too small for the eye to see that indicates that the ground beneath has been stabilised and your building is now safe.
Geo-Polymer vs Concrete
We believe that our method of stabilisation is the future when it comes to underpinning. Concrete under-pinning is old news – it’s a much slower process and often costs more money than our fast, non-intrusive resin injection method. Here are the benefits of geo-polymer compared to concrete, at a glance:
- Concrete requires a massive amount of excavation for it to work. You need to remove a load of the soil around and under the existing foundation in order to fill more space with concrete. This means that it takes a long time to finish.
- Resin requires little or no excavation – it is injected via small holes bored into the soil all around the foundation.
- The wet resin is absorbed by the surrounding soil and the two bind together. The resin then expands as it dries and then fills the void. This is a much faster process than the concrete underpinning.
- If soil subsidence is the main cause of your foundation woes, then resin injection is the far superior option, because of the way it binds with the soil. Concrete only adds mass to the existing foundation.
Once your foundation has been stabilised by Geobear, you can rest assured that your building is completely safe from sinking damage.
For more information on how Geobear could make your property safe from subsidence, get in touch today on 0800 084 3503 and talk to our expert team.
Or if you are from the structural or civil engineering fields and would like to learn more in-depth about our resin injection methods, then why not book a 45 minute CPD seminar for your company? Express your interest using our CPD Booking Form.