Ground Works Solutions has completed hundreds of projects leveling, lifting, sealing and stabilizing structures of all sizes for commercial and industrial clients. Ground Works Solutions operates in 31 states across the United States. We have a strong safety culture, 0.76 EMR, strong bonding and are insured.
Our Commercial and Industrial Services:
Foundation Stabilization and Lifting
Ground Works utilizes URETEK’s high-density, rigid structural polymer to stabilize loose support soils underneath a building’s foundation. By directly injecting the material into the subsurface through 5/8″ diameter holes drilled into the foundation, we can densify the loose soils directly at the problem source, without excavation.
Because URETEK’s polymers are hydro-insensitive, this process pushes away any water that may be affecting the subsoils. The polymer then solidifies to prevent future water erosion in the treated area, allowing Ground Works to seal the infrastructure and the foundation from water infiltration.
The URETEK polymers cure to 90% capacity within 20 minutes and will set fully within 24 hours. We leave little-to-no footprint and cause little-to-no interruption to operations. We can also complete work on evenings and weekends in order to ensure there is minimal impact to a customer’s business.
Twenty-five years ago, LSI Corporation of America built an addition to its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. The building was constructed on top of a marshy area that consisted of peat deposits, muck and organic soils. Over time, the materials began to decompose and degrade resulting in voids in subsurface strata. Consequently, substantial slab settlement underneath the building occurred.
The Hills Pet Nutrition distribution center in LaVergne, TN was experiencing slab movement when forklifts were transporting products across the warehouse floor. The rocking motion would unlevel the forklifts, causing unbalanced loads and potentially damaging products. Ground Works was able to stabilize and level the slabs in 5 hours with no interruption to operations.
Structural Alignment and Leveling
Ground Works utilizes URETEK’s high density polymer to stabilize loose support soils underneath a foundation to improve the weight-bearing load of the soil and densify and strategically lift unlevel structures. This process can be used to rehabilitate tracks, machinery, loading docks and rampways.
Twenty-five years ago, LSI Corporation of America built an addition to its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, a suburb of Minneapolis, MN. The building was constructed on top of a marshy area that consisted of peat deposits, muck and organic soils. Over time, these materials began to decompose and degrade resulting in voids in subsurface strata. Consequently, there was substantial slab settlement underneath the building.
A 50,000 gallon milk tank and foundation pad were settling, also affecting two adjacent buildings. Ground Works utilized URETEK’s Deep Injection process to stabilize and bridge weak soils at two different levels below the pad.
Water Intrusion Sealing
Water intrusion can cause substantial problems for manufacturing facilities. Water can erode support soils away from structures and infrastructure, and can leak into manufacturing areas where harm can come to equipment and personnel
Ground Works utilizes URETEK’s polymers that are hydro-insensitive and capable of pushing away water and sealing problem areas from water intrusion. We can also stabilize loose support soils and level foundations where standing water may be taking place. We can do this without excavation and with no impact to the facility’s operations
A 24-hour manufacturing facility with water intrusion and voids beneath basement slab and a foundation wall. Misaligned slabs, faulted joints, voids, and subsurface water beneath slabs in multiple high-traffic forklift and tractor trailer areas
Ground Works stabilizes gypsum wallboard facility from water intrusion
Ground Works utilizes URETEK’s polymers, which are a two-part polymer that combine as a fluid and then react to both expand and then harden. In its liquid state, the fluid moves to the path of least resistance and finds poorly compacted soils and void areas first. Once the polymer binds and then begins to expand, it moves through the soil aggregate and then hardens to form a monolithic structure binding the aggregate within the injected area.
The polymer expands to 15-20 times its initial volume and densifies the area substantially, enhancing the weight bearing load of the support soils and stabilizing voids to mitigate further erosion.
Below is a video on the URETEK486 rigid structural polymer.
This video shows our immediate results, and minimally invasive approach.
This video showcases a stabilization and sealing project for one of the largest wallboard manufacturers in the United States.