How Permeation Grouting stabilises structures impacted by coastal sandy soils

With almost 50,000kms of coastline and more than 10,000 beaches around Australia, it’s only natural that many Australians choose to live by the ocean. Yet, despite the lifestyle benefits of coastal living, construction methods near a shoreline typically need more careful consideration to account for the loose, sandy soil conditions prevalent in these areas. Sandy

Inside Mainmark: introducing Francesca Davis, Mainmark’s new workplace health and safety manager in ANZ

With October dedicated to National Safe Work Month in Australia, we sat down with Mainmark’s new workplace health and safety manager, Francesca Davis, to discuss her new role and how she hopes to further develop a culture of safety within the business by introducing some new initiatives. You’ve recently joined Mainmark. Can you describe your

Insights from Coffey principal engineering geologist, Nick Clendon

Nick Clendon is the principal engineering geologist and team leader for the Wellington office at Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, specialising in geotechnical engineering, environmental services and project management services. Last year Mainmark collaborated with Nick on a large project to deliver a seismic strengthening solution for the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant. The facility treats

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The impact of earthquakes in Australia: What Australia can learn from earthquake events in the Pacific region

Planet earth is a living entity that is constantly moving. Many forces impact the earth’s movement; however, ground force is primarily impacted by what’s happening deep within the earth’s core and the tectonic plates that cover the earth’s surface like a crust. The seven major and eight minor tectonic plates are like giant slabs, joining

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The science behind Mainmark’s resin injection technology

Polyurethane (PU) resin has been used as an innovative and effective method for re-levelling structures including residential homes for more than 40 years. The idea of using PU resin for ground strengthening was originally introduced by a Scandinavian company to help address ground movement and subsidence that can occur each year due to Europe’s extreme

Inside Mainmark: introducing Joe Glanville, Mainmark’s new general manager in ANZ

You’ve worked at Mainmark for many years. Can you describe your career journey so far? Prior to Mainmark, I worked in the commercial construction sector for approximately 15 years, completing a Bachelor of Construction and then a Master of Project Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. I was introduced to Mainmark through a colleague

How smart solutions can help to keep critical infrastructure projects on track

While much of Australia was forced into shutdown at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the infrastructure construction industry carried on as the Government acknowledged the sector as an essential service. Infrastructure projects are booming across Australia with progress continuing at levels unseen in decades, supported by a new $1.5 billion stimulus announced by the

Insights from a geotechnical engineer: Nick Traylen from Geotech Consulting

As a leading ground engineering company, Mainmark regularly collaborates with consultants from within the engineering sector including civil, structural and geotechnical engineers. Nick Traylen is the director of Geotech Consulting, a geotechnical and geological consultancy based in Christchurch, New Zealand specialising in earthquake engineering, liquefaction and foundation engineering. Nick was a geotechnical advisor to the

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Collaborating with trades to remediate properties

Mainmark’s Teretek® is frequently used as a non-invasive, cost effective resin injection solution to improve ground bearing capacity and re-level buildings impacted by foundation issues. While cracked walls, uneven floors, paths and driveways, and jammed doors and windows can all be visible signs of potential problems with foundation ground, homeowners often initially call upon trades

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Mainmark celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

With International Women’s Day yesterday, Mainmark would like to acknowledge the fantastic contribution that women in our organisation bring to their roles. We introduce three of the many women who work at Mainmark, across a range of roles and geographies. JOG Technician, Jodi McNulty has been working with Mainmark for five years. Based in Christchurch,

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Buying or selling a property with foundation issues

Purchasing and maintaining a property is for many the biggest investment of their lifetime. When a property is on the market, there will often be the need for compromise. For sellers, the final sale price is typically the biggest compromise, while buyers usually need to be flexible regarding the location, layout and size. However, expensive

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The impact of prolonged dry weather on building foundations

After months of little to no rainfall, many Australian regions are experiencing drier than average ground conditions. This weather pattern looks likely to continue, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting drier than average Summer conditions, following one of the driest winters on record for large parts of the country. Coinciding with this dry spell are