Tag: void fill

20Jan 2015

URETEK Stabilizes Flex Space Footings and Walls

By Robert Armstead

Flex space buildings can run as large as 60,000 square feet, or more.  What makes them unique is the ability to move walls and change the configuration of the space based on a tenant’s needs. When weak bearing soils cause footing and slab settlement, it can create structural problems interfering with the tenant’s operations.

This is what happened at the JLL Townpark warehouse in Kennesaw, GA. When the vinyl composition tile (VCT) began to pop off the floor, causing trip hazards, and the ceiling grid buckled and ceiling tiles began to fall, URETEK Holdings was called in to analyze the cause and propose a repair for the least invasive method for stabilizing the soils supporting the building.  

Cracks appearing…

20Mar 2014

Culvert and Highway Rescue for Alabama’s Department of Transportation

By uretekhr

Situation:  The Alabama State Department of Transportation discovered a large void beneath a three-barrel public culvert under a heavily traveled two-lane rural highway.


Background: After many years, the soil beneath a three-barrel culvert had washed away to the point where the stream water no longer flowed through the culvert but into the void. Since the two-lane roadway above the culvert was heavily traveled, there was growing concern that the culvert and the road above might collapse. The potential for serious traffic disruption as a result of such an event prompted the Alabama DOT to take action and resolve the problem.

Solution:  URETEK Holdings was called in to fill the voids underneath the culvert, displacing the water, and ultimately restore a correct waterflow and stabilize the…