When it comes to the use of Mainmark’s technologies, a common question we encounter is “how do you validate your work?”. As ground engineering solutions do not always have visible results, validation testing is an integral part of any project.
Geophysical testing provides a suite of tools used in geotechnical engineering to identify the soil types present and to analyse their expected behaviour. Mainmark utilises these tests to determine project suitability and design. By comparing the ground investigation results before and after the completion of a project, we can determine if the targets set out in the design were met.
Re-levelling is a Mainmark solution that uses cementitious grout or an expanding resin to accurately lift and re-level a structure. A positive side-effect of these re-levelling approaches is ground improvement of the soils near the injection locations. While other mechanical lifting techniques can sometimes create voids beneath the foundation, our methods have a densification effect on the surrounding soil, which in turn can increase the strength of the bearing soils.