Geobear structural support solutions consolidate the underlying ground and increase its bearing strength, resulting in long-term foundation support. A unique and patented process, it is a fast and non-disruptive alternative to piling and underpinning and strengthens the ground. Our geo-polymer can be used to inject at depths up to 9m beneath strips, pads and raft foundation types and can be used to remediate failed piling/ground improvement systems.
Our structural support (originally Uretek Powerpile) method uses geo-polymer pillars which can be injected directly beneath concrete floor slabs and building foundations. Geo-polymer pillars are ideal for difficult access locations as installation does not require large piling rigs or load transfer structures. Geobear structural support creates minimal disruption, noise, dust, or mess.
Powerpile geopolymer pillar
A unique patented structural support technology from Geobear (formerly Uretek), PowerPile geo-polymer pillars are suitable for treating subsidence and strengthening very weak ground. Narrow diameter piles incorporating an expandable casing are inserted underground via small, up to 50mm, drill holes. A highly expansive geo-polymer is injected inside the casing creating a pile of up to 400 mm in diameter, which hardens almost immediately. PowerPile geo-polymer pillars eliminates need for costly and disruptive traditional underpinning/piling, results in minimal mess and disruption.
Geo-polymer is injected into a flexible and expanding PowerPile sleeve, through a small 30-50 mm wide hole, creating a pillar. This method slows down or stops the sag completely and the PowerPile geo-polymer pillars compact the surrounding soil.