Ground Improvement and Subsidence Solutions
Our ground improvement and subsidence solutions involve injecting one of our expanding geopolymer materials under your property. The material is pumped into the soils as a liquid and expands under the ground. As the geopolymer expands, it fills the voids in the soils, forces out any water, and compacts the soil. This results in a solid, stable base under your property’s foundation.
As the material expands in the ground, it follows the path of least resistance until it cannot go any further. At this point, the force of the material begins to push up the foundation. Our technician uses laser monitors to pick up 0.25mm of movement above the injection point.
If we are stabilizing the ground, we will stop the process at this injection point and move on to the next injection point. We inject at points at around 4-5 ft. apart. Doing so ensures the material is equally spread under the problem area of your property. When we’re lifting the floor, we continue injecting material at this point until the floor is lifted to the required level.
Problems We Solve with our Subsidence Solutions
Our geopolymer solution can treat almost all subsidence issues. On many occasions, we can close cracks in addition to stabilizing the structure and preventing further movement. To learn more about some of the most common problems associated with subsidence, visit our resource center for educational information or view the problems we solve page. Typical signs of subsidence we can resolve might include.
Cracks in External or Internal Walls
Sticking Doors or Windows
Extensions & Conservatories
Our Geopolymer Resin
Geobear uses the expansion properties of a mix of unique proprietary geopolymer resins to improve the bearing capacity of inadequate foundation strata to provide highly effective settlement and subsidence solutions. The resin is injected into the ground, where it expands, forcing the sunken part upwards and stabilizing the property. The geopolymer materials are strong, resilient, insoluble, and highly resistant to chemical attack and long-term degradation. Our geopolymers have even been classed as environmentally neutral.
Here at Geobear, we are extremely diligent and careful in the research and development of our solutions. Our resins have been developed and refined over 30 years, with properties confirmed by third-party testing and studies. The effectiveness of our resins has been proven over time, in a multitude of field applications and varying environments. We found that the behavior of the geopolymer resins does not change significantly, even when used in the presence of water.
This diligence practiced in the development of our solutions is matched by the way in which Geobear engineers will carry out the ground stabilization of all of our clients’ properties. They will work closely with every client to make sure that the work will be carried out in the least disruptive possible way.
Why Choose Geobear?
You can stay in the property. We isolate areas for treatment to allow you to stay in your home, our friendly team will talk you through the process.
Work completed in one day. The majority of projects on houses usually take one day, be it a gable wall, extension or conservatory subsidence
Insurance-backed warranty. We provide a full workmanship and materials guarantee.
Customer finance or credit card payments. We accept payment via card and can accept customer finance agreements.
No excavation or digging needed. Your home will be left clean and tidy. There is no construction work at all.
Provides the same result as underpinning. Our solution is the alternative to underpinning, providing the same result without the time, mess and hassle of major building work.
How Geopolymer Injection Compares
In comparison to concrete, which can need replacement, geopolymer offers a permanent solution. While using cement grouting, screw pillars, and underpinning require heavy machinery, geopolymer injection doesn’t turn your home into a construction site. Unlike all of these solutions, geopolymer doesn’t require excavation of the foundation soil.
With Geobear, our subsidence solutions are painless and easy. We simply drill small holes and inject our material. The process of introducing our geopolymer subsidence solutions to the affected area is faster and cleaner for all types of subsidence. Using geopolymer as a solution to subsidence is the most convenient and least disruptive option. Methods like underpinning, delivered by traditional building contractors, are becoming dated as modern technology evolves.
How do we resolve soil subsidence in just 2 days?
OUR EXPERTS DRILL HOLES IN THE AFFECTED AREA
WE INJECT A SPECIAL GEOPOLYMER RESIN
THE RESIN INSTANTLY HARDENS LIKE CONCRETE
THE PROPERTY IS RAISED AND FOUNDATIONS STABILISED
At just 16mm they're typically the size of a 10p and often we don't even need internal access.
In a quick and easy process we inject a special geopolymer that will expand and harden to support the property.
Within just 15 minutes the geopolymer has expanded to fill any voids and stabilise the ground and is already 90% cured.
You'll see the results instantly. Often cracks disappear and doors unstick as we raise the property.