Industrial Soil Stabilization

URETEK Deep Injection (UDI) is the rapid, economical solution for industrial infrastructure, foundation, and pavement system repair and rehabilitation.

For industrial applications including airports, ports, refineries, industrial parks, heavy industry sites, warehouses, manufacturing plants, agricultural facilities, pipelines, and DOD assets, UDI offers superior results with a 30-year track record of excellence you can trust.

Each job is different, but the outcome is always the same: UDI restores industrial assets to a stable, safe, and level condition above stabilized soils in much less time and for dramatically less money than full-reconstruction methods.

Common Industrial Asset Foundation and Pavement Issues

Both natural and man-made causes can lead to weak soils beneath industrial structures. The original soil composition may have included loosely-packed materials that were not packed well before construction, or nearby drilling or excavation may have resulted in compromised soil quality. Regardless of the cause, weak soils generally result in subsidence, which often leads to the formation of voids beneath the surface in base and subbase soils. Left unchecked, subsidence beneath industrial assets can have a negative impact on building foundations and pavement systems.

Heavier slabs require compacted soils

Ideally, critical industrial assets are constructed upon properly compacted fill soils. This is because most industrial facilities and pavement systems routinely withstand heavy loads. When industrial structures settle, shift, and move, it can be the result of several soil-related circumstances that include building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance of the grounds around a foundation. This settlement can lead to trouble with industrial assets, many of which depend on strict tolerances and design specifications for proper and safe use. Symptoms of weak soils under industrial assets include foundation settlement, cracks in slabs, dips and heaves on runways, taxiways, and hangar aprons, and evidence of soil subsidence in proximity to the industrial property.

Maximize production, prevent safety hazards, and reduce operational downtime with UDI

All industrial operations, regardless of their specific characteristics, know the danger of down-time. When critical schedules depend on full access to warehouses, production floors, terminals, and airfields, rapid response to soil settlement issues is critical. URETEK’s industrial customers have come to rely on UDI to repair and rehabilitate their critical infrastructure assets quickly and efficiently.

Our professional crews are experts in repairing industrial concrete foundation problems of all shapes and sizes with industry-leading repair techniques, most of which we created ourselves more than 30 years ago! Our foundation repair, concrete lifting, and soil stabilization solutions can stabilize concrete and soil settlement under heavy structures, machinery, equipment, refineries, runways, and tarmacs.

Industrial Concrete Lifting

Since 1988, URETEK has been providing customers with cost-effective geotechnical repair solutions for industrial concrete settlement issues. With the most experience in restoring concrete slabs under port drive lanes, refineries, grain silos, industrial equipment and more, URETEK is the name you can trust.

Traditional Mudjacking Repair – A Short-Term Fix

Although the concept and best practices behind traditional slab lifting and mudjacking methods are credible and still used today, the materials that are used with them often require lengthy installation times and do not stabilize the underlying soil, which is typically the source of the problem. As a result, these approaches yield a temporary fix which often result in a short life expectancy for the repair, and higher costs down the road to resolve on a more permanent basis.

Commercial Concrete Lifting Solutions with URETEK

Our UDI application lifts and levels sunken concrete slabs using a minimally invasive, high-density polyurethane foam (HDPF) material that restores the soil and the supports the slabs and pavement systems above. UDI densifies and compacts the soils beneath the concrete slab, giving the structure appropriate support again.

URETEK gives commercial property owners control over their asset value by providing total commercial foundation repair that reduces liability claims and satisfies tenants without affecting business flow.

We provide fast, non-intrusive polyurethane foundation repair, pressed piling foundation repair, concrete slab lifting, soil injection, and void fill solutions for commercial properties.

Our proven UDI application is also the preferred method for stabilizing weak soils and lifting settled pavement systems, such as industrial parking lots, runways, hangar aprons, and taxiways.

See some of our work with industrial customers in our Case Studies.

 

When compared to traditional methods, the choice is clear:

URETEK Deep Injection
  • Safe, low pressure injection of polymer under concrete slabs deep down to base and subbase soils
  • Rapid polymer expansion provides ultimate control for precise leveling.
  • Material reaches 90% of strength in 15 minutes, asset can be used immediately
  • Capable precision lifting, often to 1/8″ tolerance
  • Small injection holes (5/8″) greatly reduces weakening the slab
  • One-time cost for long-term repair
Mudjacking Method
  • Improper mix design for applications in saturated soil environments
  • Insufficient cure time (minimum 3 days, 7 days optimal)
  • Constant vibration breaks the particulate bond of the slurry segregates paste and particles
  • The additional weight of grout material over distressed base material diminishes any long-term expectations
  • The hydraulically pumped slurry is difficult to control, increasing the risk of concrete breakage or over lifting

 

Industrial Concrete Lifting

Since 1988, URETEK has been providing customers with cost-effective geotechnical repair solutions for industrial concrete settlement issues. With the most experience in restoring concrete slabs under port drive lanes, refineries, grain silos, industrial equipment and more, URETEK is the name you can trust.

The Best Solution for Industrial Applications – URETEK Deep Injection

We fix industrial concrete foundations quickly and effectively. Our team can successfully assess and resolve foundation problems of all types, while seeking to reduce facility downtime. UDI can stabilize soil settlement under heavy structures and equipment during off-peak hours, with little interruption to the important work going on at the facility.

And when it comes to settled pavement systems like large industrial parking lots and airport runways with tight tolerances, nobody has more experience with pavement system stabilization and lifting than URETEK.

The UDI Advantage
  • Fast – UDI requires no excavation, and projects can often be completed in hours or days. Traditional repair methods often involve excavation, and the time required for project completion can be weeks.
  • Effective – URETEK’s 486 Star polymer material has been used to successfully complete over 100,000 projects nationwide. The lightweight, expansive geo-polymer material not only realigns concrete pavement but also addresses the problem at the source – weak soil composition – giving customers a long-lasting solution.
  • Economical – The repair process is priced consistently below alternative repair methods, and implementing repairs now significantly reduces further repair costs down the road.
  • Minimally Disruptive – Unlike other repair methods, UDI is minimally disruptive and requires no excavation.
  • Durable – URETEK’s 486 Star polymer is specially formulated for stability and strength, even in the harshest environments. Our polymer is hydro-insensitive, and UDI is warranted against loss of dimensional stability or deterioration.
  • Safe – Liability risk is greatly reduced with UDI due to an inherently safer working environment without deep excavation or heavy equipment. The process and material are eco-friendly and meet today’s high environmental standards.

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