Press Releases and Media Coverage

Many industrial sites, business units and especially end units, can suffer from excessive water damage due to poor quality drainage systems. This water damage can lead to multiple ground issues, including subsidence. This was true for the South London business unit of Traders Coffee Ltd.

Following last summer’s record high temperatures, MK Surveys (the landlord), an independent survey and geospatial specialist, noticed the small amount of subsidence at one of its commercial office buildings in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, was greatly accelerating.

Increasing support for buildings and infrastructure that require non-invasive ground improvements

As most will remember, 2018 saw an uncharacteristic six-week long heatwave which caused a surge in subsidence claims. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the ‘357% increase in the value of claims was the highest quarterly jump since records started more than 25 years ago.

Global ground engineering solutions provider, Mainmark, has bolstered its UK division by welcoming four new experts, from across the ground engineering and geotechnical industry, to the team. The new hires come as Mainmark continues to expand further into sectors including rail and highways, and will increase the support already provided for commercial businesses and residential properties that require ground improvements.

As most will remember, 2018 saw an uncharacteristic six week long heatwave. This hot spell led to a surge in subsidence claims from both homeowners and building owners. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the ‘357% increase in the value of claims was the highest quarterly jump since records started more than 25 years ago.’

Mainmark carries out remedial work on sinking floors at warehouse built on old open cast coal mine.

Milton Keynes, March 2019: Global ground engineering solutions provider, Mainmark, expands its fleet of proprietary vehicles with the introduction of custom-built vans.

The summer of 2018 will be remembered for a six-week
spell when temperatures in parts of the country consistently
topped 30C (86F). Following the record-breaking summer,
the insurance world is currently faced with a ‘subsidence
surge’ after receiving an unusually large number of
subsidence related claims. The heatwave played havoc with
many buildings due to the sustained warm weather causing
water from subsoils to dry out, resulting in shrinkage.

Robbie Blanchfield explores the benefits of resin injection in buildings.

Concrete Underpinning vs Resin Injection

Victor Chirilas, Operations Manager at Mainmark UK, explores how unstable foundations can impact health, safety, performance and the operation of your manufacturing business.