What is Concrete Levelling and Lifting?
We inject engineered resin to improve your foundation stability when you need to re-level your concrete slabs.
Teretek® will strengthen the ground underneath your footings
With the Mainmark's Teretek® Resin Injection method, you can safely and quickly lift your sunken concrete slab.
Our non-invasive and cost-effective solution is a safe way of re-levelling concrete slabs with soil settlement or subsidence that could otherwise lead to more severe problems and become a safety hazard. The Mainmark team can finish the job in a day with minimal disruption to your site and provide a 50-year product warranty.
Mainmark’s level correction method in action
Teretek® Resin Injection Solution
|Small Keyhole Surgery
The process of concrete lifting provides a fast, non-invasive solution.
|Raise and Re-level any size Structure
It is suitable for application across a broad range of warehouses, workshops, factories, and residential properties..
The 50-year Teretek warranty ensures that you have peace of mind.
Our slab lifting process is cost-efficient with minimal disruption.
How much does concrete re-levelling cost?
Teretek® is an approved foundation repair solution for insurance, council, and government standards, so you can be assured that you are getting the best possible price for the work.
Mainmark provides an obligation-free expert opinion so that you can budget for the work ahead.
The cost of slab lifting depends on the job size and condition. Please fill in our form to get an idea of how much it would cost to lift your concrete slab.
We look forward to assisting you with your slab lifting requirements.
Commercial and Industrial Slab Lifting
A sunken slab can be a significant issue for operating a business. It may result in fencing off areas, while equipment such as automated forklifts may not be able to function correctly. In the worst case, the sunken areas can become a health and safety risk for employees.
How Mainmak has helped commercial and industrial services to rise and re-level concrete slabs:
What are the benefits of Teretek Resin injection compare to historical Underpinning process?
Teretek® Resin Injection Solution
- Tiny holes: Teretek is applied through keyholes, typically 6mm to 16mm in diameter.
- Clean and Quiet: The process is clean and quiet, has minimal impact on residents.
- Pouring concrete: The resin injects into the ground and expands in the ground within minutes.
- Curing time: One day! You can even use the building during the process.
Traditional Underpinning Process
- Excavation: heavy machinery is required to dig large holes to depths often up to 3 metres.
- Soil removal: large quantities of dirt and rock are loaded onto dump trucks and transported away from the site.
- Pouring concrete: filling the holes or “piers” with concrete can be complex and logistically challenging depending on the site.
- Curing time: concrete can take several days to set.
What causes the sinking of a concrete slab?
What causes uneven concrete?
Sunken or unlevel slabs and hardstand surfaces in warehouses or logistics environments can be a sign of foundation ground subsidence.
There are many different causes of subsidence and various contributing factors. All involve some sort of change in the ground, which, in turn, generates movement of the soil.
For example, droughts dry the ground, resulting in the soil (especially clay) contracting. Excavation and construction, even heavy traffic, and machinery vibration can move, displace, and alter the condition of the ground. In extreme cases, seismic activity shakes the ground, often resulting in liquefaction which ‘squeezes’ liquid up from the ground resulting in differential settlement.
Sunken or unlevel slabs and hardstand surfaces in warehouses or logistics environments can be a sign of foundation ground subsidence. Importantly, they can be a trip hazard, mainly if they cause water to pool in certain areas, further increasing the risk of slips, trips and falls for your employees.
If the area is a hardstand for plant and equipment, uneven floors can result in machinery becoming unlevel or misaligned. This can create significant issues around machinery maintenance and performance; some sensitive equipment can stop functioning correctly and it could even void the warranty.
These unlevel surfaces usually indicate soil subsidence underneath, which can deteriorate further and cause expensive, hard-to-fix damage to buildings and other structures. Even an unlevel driveway at commercial premises left untreated for too long can become fragmented and unsalvageable.
You can prevent further structural damage and potentially huge expenses with a cost-efficient small resin injection solution.
How to know if concrete slabs are suffering from foundation problems?
Teretek® resolves common issues:
- Machine vibration and failure due to rocking or lose slabs.
- Misalignment of automated racking machinery due to uneven floors.
- Dangerous uneven slabs affecting forklifts and other vehicles.
Concrete Slab Subsidence and Sunken Floors
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Raised more misaligned slab joints pose a safety hazard for transport yard operators, and warehouse managers and asset owners. Step slabs can cause a jolt in a forklift ride, which can shift the load on the forklift. To minimise this jolt, forklift drivers will slow down as they approach the joints and become more focused on the travel across the joint rather than being aware of their surroundings.
Pumping at Slab Joints
If the joints in your concrete slab are not properly sealed, water can enter the joint and get into the ground beneath. This can mix with the soil and make the ground soft, which can then cause problems when trucks drive over the joint. The soft wet patches could cause an unsightly mess on top of the slab, and over time the slab will break at the joint, resulting in a costly repair job.
Sunken Slabs can form in areas with high traffic, such as transport yards and warehouses. These Slabs can be a safety issue for users when it rains, as water ponds on the slab cause slippery conditions that can lead to people slipping.
What clients say about Mainmark slab lifting services
It is easy to trust Teretek when it has passed its test for more than 25 years in various industries, factories, commercial buildings and residential foundations.
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Iconic projects used Teretek® to Rise and Re-level Concrete Slabs
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Bega Cheese used Mainmark's Teretek® Resin Injection technology to fix a sloping slab.
We’re really happy with the solution that Mainmark provided to the affected areas, which was both cost and time effective,
The Bega Cheese factory is a high-tech cheese processing factory that operates around the clock. The constant heavy vehicle movements and underlying weak ground conditions caused the concrete slab to settle. A cheese factory in Bega, Australia is worried about a potential loss of revenue after part of the factory sunk into the ground.
Bega Cheese used Mainmark’s Teretek Resin Injection technology to fix a sloping slab. Bega Cheese was able to remediate the concrete slab quickly and cost-effectively using Mainmark’s Teretek non-invasive resin injection solution.
Teretek® Re-Supports and Re-levels Concrete Hardstand Affected by Subsidence and Water Ingress
Mainmark solution was a significantly more affordable alternative to rectifying the issue, which would have otherwise required digging out the old foundations and pouring new concrete.
A large open paved area in Lonsdale, South Australia, has subsided by up to 150mm. A retaining wall built along a property boundary partially rotated, causing a gap between the top of the wall and the hardstand slab. The concrete surface is constantly weakening due to vibrations from traffic and the subsidence of the soil.
The Mainmark company was contracted to re-level an area near a retaining wall and recommended their proprietary Teretek® Resin Injection solution to remediate the subsided hardstand area.
Teretek® Re-levels Busy Transport Yard
Mainmark completed the project in a single day. The transport yard’s slab was safe for a load of heavy trucks a few hours after the application.
Fonterra is a dairy co-operative owned by more than 10,500 farmers that exports products from New Zealand. Fonterra’s transport yard in Te Awamutu is essential to a dairy company’s ability to transport products and has experienced subsidence due to unstable soils and voids.
Fonterra wanted to remediate the sunken transport yard quickly and cheaply. Mainmark used a Resin Injection solution to fill the voids, lift the slab, and stitch sections of the slab back together without disrupting daily operations.
Warehouse Floor Raised and Re-levelled
The Teretek Deep-Injection and Slab-Lifting methods were used to correct the floor slab in a warehouse.
Parts of a food industry distribution centre sunk during Darfield Earthquakes. The north wall and other areas of the building have sunk, causing concerns about the stability of the tilt-panel walls.
Teretek Deep-Injection and Slab-Lifting methods were employed to correct the alignment of a floor slab and loading dock. The ground floor slab of this food distribution centre was levelled without complication, and the racking systems and machinery remained in place and operational.