Are you considering underpinning your house?
Traditional methods of underpinning a house aim to improve the ground under the foundations. It is usually a treatment for subsidence or other problems with the soil beneath your home.
Underpinning a house can be a complicated, lengthy and costly process. The good news is, it’s not the only option for residential properties. Here at Mainmark, we provide fast, non-invasive and reliable solutions to common problems associated with ground movement or poor soil quality under your home.
Our Teretek® engineered resin injection technology and JOG computer-controlled grouting solution are alternatives to mechanical jacking and other traditional house underpinning solutions and can be used to provide:
- Ground improvement – Our technologies can increase load-bearing capacity and mitigate liquefaction under existing homes.
- Lifting and re-levelling – Resin or cementitious grout is injected under the foundations,
bringing your home back to level
- Void filling – Injecting resin or cement into voids within the soil will help to support the
If you’re considering underpinning a house due to poor soil quality, subsidence or other problems, Mainmark’s award-winning solutions may be a better choice.
Our technologies are quick to implement, cost-effective and result in minimal disruption to you and your family – giving you peace of mind that your home is safe and on solid foundations.
How does it work?
How underpinning a house works
The process of underpinning a house can be expensive, time-consuming and a messy project. It involves excavating the soil underneath the foundations, removing it from the site and replacing it with concrete.
During the underpinning process, residents will need to leave their homes – usually for several weeks – and they may need to remove all their belongings as well. There are also implications upon return as the process can be messy and will require remediation work, whether it is gardening, patio or decking repairs or redecoration of rooms in a home.
Mainmark technologies speed up and simplify the project significantly. Our solutions can be implemented within just a day and there’s no need for the family to leave the house or pack up their things and move to alternative accommodation.
As opposed to underpinning a house, Mainmark solutions are quick, clean and cost-effective. They involve drilling small holes beneath the foundation and sometimes through the floors within the home. Then a resin or cement is injected during a controlled process and can:
● Gently lift and re-level the house
● Improve and strengthen and compact the soil
● Fill in any voids under your house
Once our engineers have completed the work, the floors can be walked on immediately and cars can be parked on drives straight away.
There is no need to restore your garden and patio and wall cracks can close slightly as the home is re-levelled. Redecoration may be needed to make your house look new and fresh again.
Mainmark technologies – modern alternatives for underpinning a house
Teretek® – Undeprinnig a house alternative through resin injection
- Teretek® is an engineered solution for ground improvement and re-levelling subsided residential homes, using a plural component, expanding polyurethane resin. Teretek® works in a way similar to keyhole surgery. Small holes are drilled under the foundation in order for Mainmark’s proprietary, environmentally inert resin to be injected under the house foundation, improving the stability of the ground and re-levelling the home.
Undeprinnig a house alternative with JOG computer-controlled grouting
- JOG computer-controlled grouting is a multi-point injection technique. This technology typically uses cementitious grout to re-level structures, including residential homes. This means that cementitious grout is injected under the foundations of your home, using computers to accurately control the injection amounts in the various predetermined locations.
Mainmark technology benefits
Benefits of Mainmark’s treatments as alternatives to underpinning a house
Our technologies are installed quickly and can be walked or driven 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 or your family.
Compared to other solutions, our technologies cost significantly less.
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
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 20 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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