Everything that your home or business is would come to nothing without its foundation. If your foundation collapsed, your building would sink into the earth, leaving you with catastrophic damage and a feeling that maybe you could have prevented this somehow. Don’t let this happen. If you’ve got serious problems with a sinking foundation, then you’ve got to act as quickly as you possibly can to make sure that your building remains stable and safe.
That’s when you get in touch with URETEK. Our team of specialist ground engineering contractors are the experts in ground, earth and soil stabilisation and they can deal with whatever ground type or foundation you’ve got.
Stabilisation is the first port of call for making your foundations secure and preventing them from sinking any further. We believe that our resin injection method of stabilisation is the future when it comes to underpinning. Concrete under-pinning is old news – it’s a much slower process and can cost more money than our quick and elegant resin injection method. Our ground, earth and soil stabilisation solution is a controlled process whereby resin is injected into the ground to prevent movement, whilst not raising any of the existing slabs or structures.
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. We achieve precision control and we set up multiple monitoring systems to ensure no more than 250 microns of resistance on the slab or floor. Fundamentally, this precision measures a lateral lift far too small for the eye to see, and indicates that the ground beneath has been stabilised and your building is now safe.
The stabilisation process has geo-polymer 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 specific technique is used under property, roads, railways, airports and ports.
Resin vs Concrete:
- 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 URETEK, you can be sure that your building will be entirely safe from sinking damage.
Still need convincing? Book a 45 minute CPD seminar for your company on the use of polymer injection for ground strengthening and slab re-levelling, and superlight structural resin for bulk void filling. Please submit your interest via our CPD Booking form.