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Dock slabs stabilised to support increased traffic

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Geobear has successfully completed works to stabilise and improve the soils below the concrete slabs at Glasson Dock, Lancashire.

Since the dock’s development back in 1787, much of the area had been backfilled with a variety of materials, including greenheart timbers.

Inadequate for the area now due to increased traffic, as well as greater loads from modern haulage, the concrete slabs had sunk across the site requiring the ground to be stabilised. 

Geobear injected geopolymer material below the concrete slabs at specific points across the site to depth, which acted to stabilise the ground and bring about the necessary slab lifting.

Geobear managing director Richard Holmes said: “Speed and minimal disruption was key to the success of this project. Taking just one-day to complete, the solution was a vastly more efficient and cost-effective solution over the only possible alternative of utilising a full breakout system and replacement, which would have taken weeks and cost many times more.”

The work was completed in one day earlier this month, without affecting the day-to-day operations of the freight yard.

 

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