Ground Engineering and Asset Preservation Blogs:

East Side Village being constructed in the city of Calgary. Major develpoment project in progress

Remediating collapsed retaining walls on building sites

As construction companies look to utilise every inch of land when planning new developments, retaining walls are becoming an even more integral part of site works. Indeed, many projects are featuring increasingly high retaining walls to maximise their construction outcomes.  As retaining wall heights increase, so too does the potential impact of a wall collapsing.  […]

How resin injection technology can help reduce liability risks in public spaces

When it comes to public safety, businesses and building owners have a responsibility to identify and manage potential hazards at their premises.  Slips, trips and falls are a common occurrence and while people stumble and fall for all sorts of reasons, it’s important to maintain floors and walkways for all visitors or employees at the […]

Heartwarming feedback from Special Children’s Christmas Party in Christchurch

For more than 20 years, the Special Children’s Christmas Parties have given kids with special needs and their families the opportunity to celebrate the festive season in a way that is both accessible and fun for everyone involved. The events feature a mix of amusement rides, an animal farm, activities, a stage show and, of […]

Mainmark helps to ensure a safe and spectacular Christmas for Sandgate and Deagon community

For the last 25 years, the Sandgate Uniting Church’s annual Christmas Lights Festival has been a part of the community fabric in the northern Brisbane suburbs of Deagon and Sandgate. This year, Mainmark was pleased to play an important role in helping to keep passersby safe to enjoy the spectacle. Hundreds of visitors are attracted […]

Inside Mainmark: A day in the life of a Mainmark site supervisor

With Mark Sasaki, Geotechnical Engineer and Supervisor, Mainmark Australia What does a typical day look like for you? I have three different roles – the technician, the researcher and the supervisor – so every day is very different. When I am a technician it is all project-based so I need to use my practical skills […]

Teretek is saving more homes across Australia and New Zealand

It can be extremely worrisome for owners of a home that is suffering the serious effects of ground subsidence. Traditional signs of a home affected by soil subsidence can vary from large cracks in walls and uneven concrete driveways, to annoyances such as doors and windows not closing properly, or gaps appearing between walls and […]

Why accurate service location is critical for asset owners and project managers

Whether it’s power, water, gas, communications or sewer lines, identifying the precise location and condition of underground assets is essential before undertaking any ground works, both as a safety measure and to protect the asset from damage. Often, this information is not available due to old infrastructure not being mapped correctly or detailed plans being […]

Inside Mainmark: Learnings from the Christchurch earthquakes

With Theo Hnat, Technical Manager, Mainmark New Zealand How long have you worked at Mainmark? I began working with Mainmark in the summer of 2013 while in my third year of university, starting as a site engineer on the Christchurch Art Gallery re-levelling project. In my first year at Mainmark, I gained valuable work experience […]

Overcoming the challenges associated with decommissioning ageing pipe infrastructure

In Australia, decommissioning and rehabilitating ageing infrastructure including gas, water and sewer pipes, is becoming an increasingly pressing issue for government and infrastructure stakeholders. As infrastructure ages, failure rates increase along with risks to the environment and public safety.  When decommissioning or rehabilitating pipelines including culverts, a thorough ground and site assessment is critical to […]

How non-invasive ground improvement solutions can fortify foundations for new builds and renovations

How non-invasive ground improvement solutions can fortify foundations for new builds and renovations. Advances in re-levelling products and processes for buildings have created cost-effective and less invasive alternatives to traditional underpinning methods. For builders and developers, Mainmark’s Teretek® engineered resin can be used as a ground improvement solution to increase the ground’s bearing capacity and […]

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