Seawall Repair on Lake Oconee and Robin Lake

GCS on Sep 20, 2019 10:28:26 AM

Seawall Repair on Lake Oconee and Robin Lake

Seawall Repair on Lake Oconee and Robin Lake

Lake Oconee and Robin Lake at Callaway Gardens are two of the most significant bodies of water in close proximity to the greater Atlanta area. Do you own or manage property on either of these lakes? If you have a seawall on your property, you may want to check for the following:

  • Settled soil near the wall (a sign of water leaking through the wall and eroding the soil on the land side).
  • Soil deposits near the seams on the water side of the wall (a sign of water leaks bringing soil through the seams into the lake).
  • Visible rust colored cracks or stains in the wall (a sign of water leaking through cracks in the wall and rusting the rebar inside).

These could all be indications that your seawall is leaking and in need of repair.  Polyurethane seawall repair is less expensive and more efficient than tearing out the wall and replacing it completely.

At GCS we use Alchemy-Spetec’s AP Fill 700 high-strength polyurethane foam on our seawall repair jobs.

Proven Strength

Impermeable to water once in place, this foam decreases the likelihood of future erosion versus refilling the void with soil or other material.

Originally developed over 30 years ago, and continuously improved since, this technology has one of the longest histories of success in the field among repair uses of polyurethane foams.

Environmentally Safe

AP Fill 700 has been approved for contact with drinking water (NSF 61-5) by Truesdail Laboratories. While no one will likely be drinking out of the lake water, this extra level of precaution means that the cured resin has no adverse effect on water quality.

Efficient Installation

Results are immediately clear due to the visible exiting of water when the foam is injected.  The foam rapidly sets in less than 10 minutes.  No heavy equipment is needed, as the foam is simply injected through pipes directly into voids and loose soil using a small single component pump.

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Topics: All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Seawall Repair

Slab Lifting to Prevent Trip Hazards in Office Parks

GCS on Sep 18, 2019 2:01:10 PM

Slab Lifting to Prevent Trip Hazards in Office Parks

Slab Lifting to Prevent Trip Hazards in Office ParksDo you own or manage an office park with extensive concrete walkways?  Sunken slabs create trip hazards that pose a serious threat to pedestrian safety.  We've written about this issue in a variety of contexts already.  As this excerpt from our blog post Concrete Leveling to Prevent Trip Hazards & Litigation Risks states...

Concrete slabs sink for a variety of reasons.  The result is an eyesore and possibly a trip hazard that could - in a worst case scenario - result in a serious injury, death, and/or a lawsuit.  Lifting slabs with polyurethane foam is safe, fast, and economical. 

Property owners and managers should learn how to deal with these liability issues NOW with the latest concrete repair techniques and preventative measures.  Read more...

Ground Consolidation Services levels concrete, repairs unstable soil, and fills dangerous voids with efficient, durable high-strength polyurethane resin. GCS also offers the Deep Look GPR system to reveal the full extent of sub-surface problems endangering your slab or structure.

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Commercial Slab Repair Overview

GCS on Sep 12, 2019 1:48:50 PM

Commercial Slab Repair Overview

Commercial Slab Repair Overview

"Are sinking slabs or structures putting your commercial property at risk? Unlevel concrete parking lots, walkways, showroom floors, factory floors, warehouses, loading docks and more can adversely affect your property value and increase the chance of injury and costly litigation."

- From our blog post Concrete Leveling for Commercial Properties.

GCS uses the Deep Look GPR system to reveal the full extent of soil issues causing your slab or structure to sink.
Sunken slabs or structures create trip hazards, liability risks and are often a sign of further damage to come if the problem is left unaddressed. Fortunately, they can be leveled with high strength polyurethane resin. In optimal conditions, slabs and structures can often be lifted to within 1/8” of their original level. Polyurethane slab lifting is much more efficient and a lot less expensive than demolishing and replacing the slab or structure.

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Visit the GCS Booth at Rock'n the Ville this Saturday!

GCS on Sep 11, 2019 3:59:09 PM

Visit the GCS Booth at Rockn The Ville This Weekend!

About Rock'n the Ville

Visit the GCS Booth at Rockn The Ville This Weekend!Rock’n the Ville will bring together incredible live entertainment, classic cars, fun and games for the kids, cold-beverages, and mouth-watering BBQ of all kinds as we celebrate another amazing year in Gwinnett’s County Seat! With an estimated attendance of 15,000 from across the state, this day-long event held on Lawrenceville’s 8-acre green space and event venue, the Lawrenceville Lawn, will continue to enhance Lawrenceville’s sense of place, supporting and promoting local businesses and serving the community at-large.

Proceeds from the festival benefit The Gwinnett County Veterans Resource Center.  The center’s mission is to meet the needs of veterans and their families by providing information, referrals and resources in a welcoming environment that honors their service and sacrifice to our county.

- Read more from the RocknTheVille website.

About GCS

Ground Consolidation Services lifts slabsstabilizes soil, and fills voids with efficient and durable high-strength polyurethane resin. Prior to the soil repair process, GCS uses the Deep Look GPR system to reveal the full extent of sub-surface problems endangering your slab or structure.

- Read more from the blog post Ground Consolidation Services: What We Do.

Time and Location

The festival is on the Lawrenceville Lawn at 210 Luckie Street in Lawrenceville, GA.  There are no assigned booth numbers, but look for our 10x10 foot exhibit tent in the lawn area in front of the stage from Noon to 8pm this Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

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Repair Your Concrete to Prepare Your Home for Sale

GCS on Sep 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Repair Your Concrete to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Repair Your Concrete to Prepare Your Home for SaleProtecting Your Property Value

One effective way to increase the value of your home, and increase the speed at which it sells, is to make some simple soil and concrete repairs.  Sinking driveways, pool decks, garage floors, front steps and foundations can be an eye sore and a safety risk.  When preparing your home for sale, it's important to make sure all of these areas have been inspected and repaired if necessary.

Soil Inspection

Groud Consolidation Services uses a wireless ground penetrating radar system to create accurate images of the area beneath your concrete structures.  This process removes all uncertainty and take the guesswork out of the diagnostic process.  A crystal clear understanding of the problem provides the best foundation for accurate, durable and lasting repairs.

Concrete Leveling

Sunken structures create trip hazards, liability risks and are often a sign of further damage to come. But they can be leveled with high strength polyurethane resin. In optimal conditions, slabs and structures can often be lifted to within 1/8” of their original level. Polyurethane slab lifting is much more efficient and a lot less expensive than demolishing and replacing the slab or structure.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill

Refer a Job to GCS - Earn $100

GCS on Sep 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Refer a Job to GCS - Earn $100

Refer a Job to GCS - Earn $100Do you know someone with sunken slabs on their property? Do you know someone who owns or manages large properties with many concrete slabs (warehouses, showrooms, apartment complexes, shopping malls, etc.)?

Refer a them to Ground Consolidation Services today!  If we complete a job for them invoiced at $1500 or more, we'll pay you ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

Simply fill out our Contact Form here.  In the How Can We Help section, type "Contact this referral and pay me if you get the job!" - then add their name and contact information.

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How Constant Rainfall Undermines Concrete Structures

GCS on Aug 30, 2019 1:26:14 PM

How Constant Rainfall Undermines Concrete Structures

How Constant Rainfall Undermines Concrete StructuresRainwater & Erosion

Simply put, rainfall causes erosion. Erosion occurs when rainwater removes soil or rock from a certain location and transports it to another location. Erosion ultimately destabilizes soil and in extreme cases can lead to landslides and sinkholes. Rainwater erosion can also cause smaller scale issues such as sinking slabs, voids underneath your structure, or unstable soil that may at some point become a problem.

Repairing Eroded Soil

After investing money in the construction or purchase of a building, the last thing you want is for erosion to put your investment at risk. GCS can fill voids, consolidate soil and halt water migration by permeating the soil with the highly effective Alchemy-Spetec polymer resins we use. Once the bearing capacity of the soil has been increased with this process, then the structure can be lifted if necessary. 

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill

Put Your Homeowners Association Dues to Better Use with Polyurethane Concrete Leveling

GCS on Aug 28, 2019 10:32:24 AM

Put Your Homeowners Association Dues to Better Use with Polyurethane Concrete Leveling

Put Your Homeowners Association Dues to Better Use with Polyurethane Concrete LevelingDo you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association?  If so, you need to alert them to the dangers of unstable soil and sinking concrete.

As the humorous graphic included in today's blog post indicates, neglected unstable soil issues can quickly consume your home improvement funds, and it won't be a positive experience. 

Ground Consolidation Services lifts slabsstabilizes soil, and fills voids with efficient and durable high-strength polyurethane resin. Prior to the soil repair process, GCS uses the Deep Look GPR system to reveal the full extent of sub-surface problems endangering your slab or structure.

- From the GCS blog article Ground Consolidation Services: What We Do.  

The illustration below will give you a quick idea of how the polyurethane concrete leveling process works.  High-strength lifting foam is injected underneath the concrete slab to shore up the weak soil or fill the void.

Slab Lift Residential - Web Resolution

Contact GCS today to schedule a presentation for YOUR homeowners association.  Call 678-337-8374 now!

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill

Seawall Repair on Lakefront Properties

GCS on Aug 23, 2019 10:15:10 AM

Seawall Repair on Lakefront Properties

Seawall Repair on Lakefront PropertiesSigns of Seawall Distress

Do you own or manage lakefront property in Georgia?  If so, you may have issues with your seawalls.  As we point out in our blog post Stabilizing Soil Around Seawalls at Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, you may want to check for the following:

  • Settled soil near the wall (a sign of water leaking through the wall and eroding the soil on the land side).
  • Soil deposits near the seams on the water side of the wall (a sign of water leaks bringing soil through the seams into the lake).
  • Visible rust colored cracks or stains in the wall (a sign of water leaking through cracks in the wall and rusting the rebar inside). Read more.

Polyurethane Seawall Repair

High-strength polyurethane foam can be injected through pipes directly into voids and loose soil around your distressed seawall. GCS uses semi-rigid hydrophobic material that reacts with moisture in the ground and expands to fill voids while also permeating the soil to form a solid, strong, watertight mass.

Since this polyurethane is impermeable to water once in place, the likelihood of future erosion is vastly diminished versus refilling the void with soil or other material.  Originally developed over 30 years ago, and continuously improved since, this technology has one of the longest histories of success in the field.  

Efficient seawall repair with this material prevents the need for remediation processes that can be harmful to the environment, such as a complete wall replacement or the excavating of all loose soil.  These polyurethanes are Phthalate free AND approved for contact with drinking water once cured in place.  So you don't have to worry any long-term averse environmental impact.

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Topics: All Posts, Seawall Repair

Concrete Leveling with Polyurethane

GCS on Aug 21, 2019 9:36:28 AM

Concrete Leveling with Polyurethane

Concrete Leveling with PolyurethanePolyurethane Concrete Leveling

As we state in our blog post Polyurethane Slab Lifting Explained...

Sunken concrete slabs can be lifted back into place with two-component polyurethane foams designed to work in wet or dry conditions. The expansion force of the concrete leveling foam coupled with the pressure of a specialized pump generate enough controlled force to lift virtually any structure back into position with 1/8” precision. Read more and watch a detailed animation explaining the process.

View footage of this process in action on an actual job in our blog post Slab Lifting Time Lapse.

Advantages Over Alternatives

Concrete leveling with polyurethane holds the following advantages over alternative options (such as leveling with cement slurry or replacing the slab)...

  • Lightweight, High-Strength Material
  • Cost Efficient Application
  • Rapid Delivery 

Read an in-depth analysis of your options and these advantages in our blog post Why Polyurethane Slab Lifting Is the Better Choice.

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