Seawall Repair and Bulkhead Sealing
Ground Works’ seawall repair and rehabilitation services are a fast and cost-effective solution for avoiding seawall replacement or bulkhead replacement.
Seawalls can be compromised in a variety of ways, but one of the most frequent issues is from the loss of support soils from behind the seawall or bulkhead. When base soils are washed out by continuous water movement, voids begin to develop below the seawall and can lead to further problems, such as sinkholes or settlement of the soils along the seawall.
Ground Works’ polymer injection seawall repair process solves the issue of soil loss and soil settlement from the behind a seawall or bulkhead. Ground Works’ repairs this problem by injecting a high-density structural polymer directly into the void area through 1/2 inch metal rods without excavating the soil or damaging the seawall or…
Bridge Approach Slab Settlement Solutions
Bridge approach slab settlement is a common problem routinely faced by transportation engineers.
These slabs, which form the transition from a roadway to the bridge deck are susceptible to settlement due to consolidation of underlying natural foundation soils or local loss and settlement of fill materials. The Bridge Approach Slab Settlement is experienced by the characteristic “bump” felt when traveling across this transition in a motor vehicle.
The reasons for settlement can include erosion, failure of drainage systems, failure of earth stabilization systems (MSE walls), vibration-related compaction and several other causation factors. Left unchecked, the condition may cause critical failure of the approach slab and any structural appurtenances, damage to the bridge structure and deck, damage to vehicles transiting the area and possible risk of motor vehicle incidents. Traditional repair or replacement is costly, time consuming and can seriously disrupt ensuing traffic flow.
Foundation Lifting and Leveling
The URETEK soil stabilization solution is the foundation repair industry’s most innovative application for foundation lifting and foundation leveling. The minimally invasive injection application helps densify and compact the soils beneath the slabs to adequately support the structure and increase its overall weight-bearing capacity.
The URETEK application gives engineers and facility managers a foundation repair solution that is cost-effective and requires no excavation. Once injected, the polymer aggressively seeks out voids, like how water seeks the path of least resistance. After a few short minutes the polymer reacts and begins to expand throughout the voids and the weak points in the soil. The polymer expands up to 15 times its original volume and then hardens to create a densified and compacted layer that can now support the weight of the above structure.
This process can be…
Sewer Sealing and Rehabilitation
Infrastructure issues can cause numerous headaches and result in costs that can shock government budgets. In a tough economy, extra costs can cause much more than a budget dent: they can result in real problems for a municipality’s staff and the community.
Ground Works Solutions offers non-traditional solutions for infrastructure sealing and rehabilitation. Our fast, no excavation methods can seal cracks and leaks, and get a leaky and degraded infrastructure working right.
Our process may save thousands of dollars for a municipality, and we can fix the problem quickly and precisely, resulting in limited impact to the community. Whether emergency response or large rehabilitation projects, Ground Works gets the job done safely, on time and on budget.
Soil Compaction and Densification
Ground Works Solutions offers non-traditional solutions for soil stabilization. Our process can save tens of thousands of dollars in repairs and compact and densify loose soils, minimizing settlement and potentially lift a structure back to grade.
We accomplish this by injecting a two-part expanding polyurethane polymer that actively seeks out voids and then binds and stabilizes the soils. This process can be used to increase the weight-bearing capacity of the soil, externally seal tunnels, and lift and realign structures.