Footings and foundations aren’t necessarily the first aspects of a house that you think will have issues. It’s usually, the more cosmetic areas that are obvious such as wear and tear inside the property.
But when it comes to potential problems with a house, they don’t get much worse than sinking foundations,especially if not identified quickly or treated correctly.
Foundation subsidence problems are created by weak ground that cannot support the weight of structures or floors above it. This is when they start to subside and cause major property hazards.
There are many different reasons for weak ground, both natural and man-made. Loosely packed soils or sand, or even human activities as excavating and drilling techniques, can cause issues.
Over the last decade, foundation subsidence has cost the UK economy billions of pounds, making it the most damaging geo-hazard in Britain today, and is expected to affect as many as one in five homes in England and Wales in the coming years.
Subsidence, which is the gradual downward movement or sinking of an area of land results in your home moving, sinking in one area, or across the entire foundation footprint.
Sinking floors, cracks in walls, paths and driveways and jammed or lose windows & doors can all be the first signs of foundation subsidence.
With Mainmark’s range of cost effective, non-invasive solutions, we can work with you to make the whole rectification process less stressful; assessing damage, fixing the ground, and allowing you to live happily in your home again.
Some homes are at a greater risk than others when it comes to ground sinking. There are also many geological, man-made and seasonal impacts that can make your home more likely to need foundation repair methods.
If you think your house could be subsiding, have uneven foundations or need structural repairs, you should first contact your home insurer and then Mainmark to assess the problems and advise on any structural repairs.
Mainmark are ground engineering specialists with more than 20 years’ international experience in working on subsidence problems in residential and commercial properties.
Internationally, Mainmark has led the way for over 20 years, offering some of the most advanced resin injection and grout solutions. Teretek from Mainmark is our proprietary solution that utilises an injection delivery method developed by Mainmark to raise, re-level, and re-support homes, commercial buildings, concrete slabs/driveways and many other above-ground structures.
Teretek engineered resin injection solution can help solve foundation ground subsidence and the resulting problems such as sinking and cracked floors, cracked walls, or doors and windows that won’t close properly.
Initially developed and used in earthquake prone regions of Japan and New Zealand, our JOG Computer- award-winning Controlled Grouting is a grouting technology that strengthens ground beneath structures such as large homes or multi-tenanted residential buildings. Using cement grout injection under integrated computer control, it is an extremely precise method for stabilising soils, consolidating weak ground and lifting foundations to deliver specific, engineered outcomes, regardless of complexity.