Press releases and media coverage

Sinkholes can appear suddenly, often with dramatic and serious consequences.

While the ground may seem to unexpectedly collapse, the reality is that sinkholes generally develop over a period of time until the ground above simply loses support and gives way, leaving a gaping hole.

Sinkholes have appeared around the world in all manner of locations – beaches and oceans, residential gardens, motorways, even shopping centre car parks.

We may not think too hard about the ground when we buy, sell or renovate houses, but there are geological properties underneath our home’s foundations that can affect its structural integrity.

Soil types vary across the country and can contribute to a range of issues from small cracks in our walls to serious damage due to ground settlement or subsidence.

Australians seeking an insurance provider for their home, investment property or other private building asset are advised to compare policies closely to determine whether coverage for broken pipes suits the particular risk factors for their situation and location.

Queensland’s diverse geography, extreme weather patterns and high density development can present unique challenges for city planners ad project managers. Underlying soil conditions may impact the construction or remediation of new and existing structures, requiring specialist site assessments and customised solutions.

Mainmark has been recognised for its role in upgrading and repairing the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass, with the engineering firm receiving a Good Design Award in the Engineering Design category.

Mainmark used a bespoke engineered solution, including their proprietary Terefil to reline, repair and future-proof the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass development’s key drainage. Terefil’s lightweight, cementitious fill material, consisting of cement slurry and pre-formed hydrocarbon foam, provided stability and longevity to one of the largest infrastructure investments in Queensland history.

Mainmark, a ground engineering specialist firm, has received a Good Design Award for its role in upgrading and repairing the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Bypass (formerly known as Toowoomba Second Range Crossing),  one of the largest infrastructure projects in Queensland’s history.

Ground engineering company Mainmark has received a Good Design Award for its role in upgrading and repairing the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing after reinforced concrete pipe culverts beneath the road cracked.

As Australia’s weather transitions into the seasons of spring and then summer, it’s important to remember the hotter and drier conditions not only affect our personal comfort but also our homes.

When Offset Developments, a residential building company began construction on a four-unit complex in Christchurch, it encountered a significant challenge when it came to laying the foundations.

Mainmark delivered a long-term asset preservation solution for a freshwater treatment plant at Glen Innes, Northern NSW, with the rectification of deteriorated linings for three filter ponds and a clarifier tank.

Why should structural damage be on the top of your list of concerns when it comes to buying a property? Alan Reid, Territory Manager for Mainmark Ground Engineering explains.