Correcting the effects of subsidence with driveway re-levelling
If your driveway is showing signs of subsidence – such as cracking, sinking or unlevel areas, driveway re-levelling may be the solution Mainmark’s driveway re-levelling service is swift, reliable and cost effective, returning your driveway back to normal as quickly as possible, and with minimal disruption to you and your family.
Driveway subsidence can cause a variety of problems, from allowing water to pool in certain areas and making access to your home difficult, to possibly rendering the driveway unusable. It can also have a negative impact on the appearance of your home.
Our Teretek® resin injection and JOG computer-controlled grouting technologies deal with the root causes of subsidence, providing:
- Ground improvement – As a result of our treatments, the ground’s load-bearing capacity is increased, and liquefaction is mitigated.
- Lifting and re-levelling – Our methods gently lift concrete slabs returning your driveway to level.
- Void filling – Resin or cement is injected into voids in the soil, filling them and improving foundation support.
With our driveway re-levelling treatments, you can rest assured that your driveway is an attractive feature at the front of your home and a solid and reliable surface for your vehicles.
Why is driveway re-levelling needed?
In residential properties, driveway problems are often caused by subsidence – that is, the ground underneath sinking, shrinking or eroding. There are many reasons a driveway may experience subsidence, including:
- Problems with construction – When the driveway was initially constructed, it may have been built on a suitable base material or the base may not have been adequately compacted.
- Weather conditions – Prolonged periods of heat or drought can cause the soil under your driveway to shrink while flooding or improper drainage can cause soil erosion.
- Heavy traffic – Traffic on nearby streets can cause subterranean vibrations that cause the soil to compact and settle over time. Parking vehicles heavier than intended on the driveway could also cause subsidence.
- Historical land use – Mining, fracking and other previous human activity could cause sinkholes or subsidence.
No matter the reasons you may need driveway re-levelling, it’s best to get expert advice as soon as possible, as subsidence-related problems will not fix themselves. There’s also the chance that driveway subsidence could be a sign that your home is in danger of subsidence too. The team at Mainmark can help you determine the best solution to get your driveway – and, if necessary, your home – back to level.
Mainmark driveway re-levelling technologies
Teretek® – Driveway re-levelling through resin-injection
Teretek® resin injection technology is a swift and non-invasive solution suitable for driveway re-levelling in residential applications. With the Teretek® resin injection technology method, we drill small holes into the deteriorated soil strata. Through these holes, we inject our resin formula, which fills cracks or voids, stabilises the ground, and, if needed, restores the driveway to its correct level. Soil stabilisation projects using Teretek® resin injection technology. can be completed with minimal disruption.
Driveway re-levelling with JOG computer-controlled grouting
Mainmark utilises its award-winning computer-controlled JOG technology for improving foundation soils and re-levelling of driveways in residential applications. JOG computer-controlled grouting employs a high-mobility cementitious mix. It pumps grout into injection depths to gently raise the structure. The process is meticulously monitored and controlled using laser sensors and computers, allowing for precise and incremental lifting. By minimising differential stresses, this method ensures exceptional levelling accuracy.
Mainmark technology benefits
Benefits of Mainmark’s driveway re-levelling treatments
Our technologies are installed quickly and can be walked on soon after.
We use safe materials that are non-toxic and do not leach into the environment or affect the treated area.
Our solutions are surgical in nature, causing minimal disruption to you and your family.
Compared to other solutions, our technologies cost significantly less and have fewer associated costs.
We’re happy to have helped
Your guys did an excellent and tidy job despite some unusual ground conditions.
Graham, Consulting Engineer, Swindon, UK
We had confidence in the resin injection solution proposed by Mainmark from start to finish and it delivered exactly what Mainmark had promised based upon their detailed surveys and analysis.
Nathanael, Head of Purchasing, Cork, Ireland
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Soil stabilisation FAQ’s
What happens with unlevel driveways, floors and hardstand areas?
After the application of the Mainmark solution, unlevel surfaces will become aligned again as the ground underneath is strengthened and re-supported. Simple cosmetic repairs may be required.
Will there be a mess?
Very little, if any. We use Teretek® engineered Resin Injection technology, which is likened to “keyhole surgery”, or JOG Computer-Controlled Grouting, with no major excavation and minimal disruption or mess. The injection holes required are very small.
How long does it take?
Each project is different and depends on the required amount of lift, area for correction, building construction, and ground conditions. Most projects can be completed in a day or two, and we can work at night or on one area at a time, so your business can keep operating.
Do i need to send my workers home?
No, most projects don’t require you to vacate the premises or even move furniture or equipment. For the most part, you can keep operating as normal. Driveways can often be driven on in as little as 30 minutes after treatment.
What warranty will i get?
The materials we use have been developed for use underground and have been specifically engineered to resist shrinkage and deterioration. Teretek® is warranted by Mainmark for an industry-leading period of 50 years.
Is it safe and environmentally friendly?
Injected Teretek® and JOG materials are environmentally inert and have no detrimental effects on the environment.
Get a quote
Arrange a site assessment in 3 simple steps:
Submit your enquiry using our online form. Include a brief message about the type of foundation issues you are experiencing.
Our friendly customer service team will be in touch to schedule a site assessment that suits you.
One of the Mainmark experts will visit your home or property, assess the damage, and ascertain the likely cause. They will establish the approach needed, creating a plan specific to the needs of your building and provide you with a detailed quote.
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