Underpinning contractors for subsidence solutions
When subsidence is found or suspected at a property, it’s essential to enlist the help of experts as soon as possible. Underpinning contractors and other subsidence solution providers can help to diagnose the problem and advise on how to treat the problem effectively.
Mainmark offers fast and non-invasive technologies for dealing with the causes of subsidence. While traditional underpinning contractors use complicated and disruptive processes of digging under the property’s foundations to insert piling or mass concrete and other fillers in order to improve the existing foundations. Our approach is quick as well as significantly less disruptive and aims at improving the ground under the foundations.
With our Teretek® resin injection technology, small 16mm holes are drilled under the foundations of the property or through the floor slab if needed. Then resin is injected into precise locations. Our JOG computer-controlled grouting method is another non-disruptive alternative to traditional underpinning. Acting as alternatives our solutions:
- Improve the soil – Increasing the ground’s load-bearing capacity and mitigating liquefaction
- Lift and re-level the building – Gently returning the structure to its correct alignment
- Fill in voids in the ground – Supporting the foundation and enhancing its structural integrity.
Our targeted approach effectively resolves the underlying causes of subsidence in commercial buildings and residential homes, restoring your investment and ensuring the long-term stability and safety of the structure. They can also be utilised in road and rail networks, industrial plant, airport railways or harbour and sea walls.
Alternatives to traditional underpinning contractors
If you’re considering contacting traditional underpinning contractors for subsidence solutions, Mainmark’s methods offer a different approach to treating subsidence – an option that may prove more suitable for your requirements.
As opposed to underpinning contractors, our specialists use surgical-like precision. We drill small holes under the foundation of the building and through concrete floor slabs and then precisely inject inert materials at key locations. This targeted approach resolves the causes of subsidence usually in one or two days, rather than the weeks or months that traditional underpinning contractors would require. Our process is:
• Fast – Returning the structure to a safe and solid state as quickly as possible.
• Dependable – The injected materials are environmentally inert and provide a long-term solution for subsidence.
• Non-disruptive – There’s no need for people to vacate the building, or contents to be removed, and once work is completed, surfaces are immediately trafficable.
• Cost-effective – The treatments cost less than underpinning contractors would charge, and there are fewer associated costs.
Mainmark technologies are an alternative to using traditional underpinning contractors
Teretek® resin injection technology – An alternative to traditional underpinning
With over 25 years’ experience, Mainmark has led the world offering some of the most advanced resin injection and grout solutions. Teretek from Mainmark is a new proprietary solution that utilises an injection delivery method developed to raise, re-level, and re-support buildings and other above-ground structure
JOG computer-controlled grouting – An alternative to traditional underpinning
JOG computer-controlled grouting is an award-winning grouting technology for strengthening weak ground beneath larger homes and structures such as residential buildings, using a cement grout injected under 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.
Mainmark technology benefits
Benefits of Mainmark’s technologies when compared to traditional underpinning contractors
Our ground strengthening solutions can be completed within a matter of days or hours.
We use safe materials that are non-toxic and do not leach into the environment or affect the treated area.
Repairs are performed without the need for excavation or extensive disruption.
Compared to other solutions, our technologies cost significantly less.
Soon after work is completed, the area can be reopened to foot traffic and vehicles.
Our ground strengthening solutions provide long-term performance and protection for your investment.
We’re happy to have helped
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
Your guys did an excellent and tidy job despite some unusual ground conditions.
Graham, Consulting Engineer, Swindon, UK
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.
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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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