Concrete Leveling for Commercial Properties

GCS on Jun 25, 2019 9:01:20 AM

Concrete Leveling for Commercial Properties

Concrete Leveling for Commercial PropertiesCommercial Properties at Risk?

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.

Concrete Leveling is the Solution

Ground Consolidation Services can scan the soil beneath your slabs and structures with ground penetrating radar, fill dangerous voids, stabilize loose soil and lift sunken concrete to restore peace of mind and protect your property values.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill, Deep Lift, Soil Testing

Ground Consolidation Services: What We Do

GCS on Jun 12, 2019 2:58:55 PM
Ground Consolidation Services: What We Do
Ground Consolidation Services: What We DoGround Consolidation Services lifts slabs, stabilizes 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.

Concrete Leveling

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.

Stabilizing Soil

Unstable soil often causes structural cracking, cave-ins, and sinkholes.  Fortunately, soil can be stabilized and water infiltration stopped with polyurethane resins. Once the soil has been consolidated and strengthened, any slabs or structures resting on it can be leveled if needed.

Pressure Grouting

Unstable soil is a constant threat to structures and slabs that depend on a solid foundation. Some problems require compaction grouting (solid columns of grout), while other problems require permeation grouting (grout mixed in with the soil). Both types of pressure grouting provide lasting support for your valuable buildings and infrastructure.

Filling Voids

Undetected voids are a silent threat that can cause slabs and structures to sink or collapse without warning. Neglect can result in serious injury, litigation and even death.  GCS can protect your property and assets from these possibilities with the latest void detection and repair technologies.

Soil Scanning with Radar

The Deep Look wireless ground penetrating radar system uses a patent pending unique triple frequency antenna design to create the most accurate image possible of the area beneath your valuable structures.  Conventional single frequency antenna GPR systems cannot deliver the same level of clarity.  Ground Consolidation Services will use the Deep Look GPR to take remove 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.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill, Deep Lift, Soil Testing, Pressure Grouting

Commercial and Residential Concrete Leveling

GCS on Jun 3, 2019 2:45:25 PM

Commercial and Residential Concrete Leveling

Commercial and Residential Concrete Leveling

Ground Consolidation Services repairs slab and soil issues in both the commercial and residential sectors. Single homes, multi-unit residential complexes, factories, warehouses and retail showrooms are just a few of the property types we service. Slabs and structures are stabilized and/or lifted with high-strength polyurethane foam.

Residential Slab Lifting

GCS repairs sunken concrete slabs in the following types of residential structures and more…

  • Driveways
  • Pool Decks
  • Sidewalks

Commercial Slab Lifting

GCS repairs sunken concrete slabs in the following types of commercial structures and more…

  • Factory Floors
  • Warehouse Floors
  • Showroom Floors

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

Repairing Sinking Foundations in Atlanta

GCS on May 31, 2019 9:09:29 AM

Repairing Sinking Foundations in Atlanta

Repairing Sinking Foundations in Atlanta

Lifting Foundations

Ground Consolidation Services uses a unique combination of high-quality structural lifting foams and equipment to address deep soil issues. We achieve soil densification and lifting on large projects with the smallest footprint and least amount of heavy equipment required.

Deep Lift™ Process

The Deep Lift™ process, featuring custom deep soil lifting foams from Alchemy-Spetec, is powerful, painless, and rapid. This procedure gets to the root of the problems in the soil as it brings the structure back to level. All of this is accomplished with minimal imposition or downtime to the property owner.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Deep Lift

Top Three GCS Blog Posts

GCS on Apr 18, 2019 4:04:44 PM

Filling Voids with Polyurethane Foam in Atlanta Soil Stabilization in the Atlanta Area Deep Soil Lift Under Driveway and Garage in Atlanta

Filling Voids with Polyurethane Foam in Atlanta Soil Stabilization in the Atlanta Area Deep Soil Lift Under Driveway and Garage in AtlantaAs of today, our top three blog posts also happen to represent a good overview of our services:

Filling Voids with Polyurethane Foam in Atlanta

There are many areas in which soil voids in and around structures may present a danger to the building and/or the people inhabiting the space. Sometimes these voids aren't even noticed until damage has been done to the structure.  For example, a slab sinks after soil beneath it erodes away and forms a void.  Or a crack appears in a wall because the foundation is sinking due to voids in the soil that was once supporting it.  Pool decks can crack and large sections can sink due to voids appearing underneath.  This can cause a dangerous trip hazard for people using the pool.  Rocking slabs in a warehouse or factory floor can also be a sign of voids underneath. In all these cases, safety can be returned to the structures...

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Soil Stabilization in the Atlanta Area

Unstable soil can be defined as soil that will not stay in place on its own, and therefore requires extra support. It should be noted that unstable soil can threaten the stability, security, and safety of infrastructure and can damage, degrade, and even destroy a number of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and roads.

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Deep Soil Lift Under Driveway and Garage in Atlanta

GCS recently performed  a deep soil lifting job for a homeowner in the Decatur area.  The homeowner noticed separation between the brick veneer on their garage and the surface of their driveway.  In addition, the garage door was not closing completely due to a settled driveway slab. The GCS crew performed soil testing which revealed deep soil instability.  The top 20 feet or so of the soil beneath the garage and driveway turned out to be unstable.  This particular problem called for the Deep Lift process.

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Topics: All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill, Deep Lift

Lifting Slabs, Stabilizing Soil, Filling Voids & More...

GCS on Apr 15, 2019 4:11:18 PM

Lifting Slabs, Stabilizing Soil, Filling Voids & More

Lifting Slabs, Stabilizing Soil, Filling Voids & MoreGround Consolidation Services lifts slabs, stabilizes soil, and fills voids with efficient and durable 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.

Sinking slabs, unstable soil, and underground voids can eventually cause serious injury, costly litigation, and even death. GCS takes these issues very seriously. We, therefore, employ only seasoned experts with decades of experience using the latest in state-of-the-art technology.

Slab Lifting

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.

Common structures lifted include:

  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Garage Floors
  • Pool Decks
  • Stoops
  • Steps

Soil Stabilization

Unstable soil often causes structural cracking, cave-ins, and sinkholes. Fortunately, soil can be stabilized and water infiltration stopped with polyurethane resins. Once the soil has been consolidated and strengthened, any slabs or structures resting on it can be leveled if needed.

Filling Voids & Deep Lifting

Undetected voids are a silent threat that can cause slabs and structures to sink or collapse without warning. Neglect can result in serious injury, litigation and even death. GCS can protect your property and assets from these possibilities with the latest void detection and repair technologies. When required, slabs and structures can be lifted from deep within the soil.

Ground Penetrating Radar & Soil Testing

The Deep Look wireless ground penetrating radar system uses a patent pending unique triple frequency antenna design to create the most accurate image possible of the area beneath your valuable structures. Conventional single frequency antenna GPR systems cannot deliver the same level of clarity. Ground Consolidation Services will use the Deep Look GPR to take remove 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.

GCS also has tools for probing the ground's soil density up to 40 feet deep.  Used separately or in combination with the Deep LookGPR system, the soil probing process provides additional valuable information about the conditions of the ground you depend on to support your valuable structures.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill, Deep Lift, Soil Testing

Ground Penetrating Radar and Void Fill Underneath a Gymnasium in Georgia

GCS on Apr 9, 2019 10:08:23 AM

Ground Penetrating Radar and Void Fill Underneath a Gymnasium in Georgia

Ground Penetrating Radar and Void Fill Underneath a Gymnasium in GeorgiaNot too long ago, we were contacted about a slab issue at a gymnasium in a children’s home in north Georgia.  The slab in the center of the gymnasium was unstable and rocking back and forth whenever someone walked on it. 

We scanned the soil beneath the slab with the Deep Look Ground Penetrating Radar.  The scans revealed large voids underneath the slab.  To stabilize and level the slab, we used Alchemy-Spetec's AP Lift 430 polyurethane foam.  The whole project only took half a day to complete.

The slab was back in use 30 minutes after the job was done.  The administrators at the children's home, needless to say, were very happy.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill, Deep Lift, Soil Testing

Deep Soil Lift Under Driveway and Garage in Atlanta

GCS on Mar 27, 2019 5:12:42 PM

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oakum deep soil-blogGCS recently performed  a deep soil lifting job for a homeowner in the Decatur area.  The homeowner noticed separation between the brick veneer on their garage and the surface of their driveway.  In addition, the garage door was not closing completely due to a settled driveway slab. 

The GCS crew performed soil testing which revealed deep soil instability.  The top 20 feet or so of the soil beneath the garage and driveway turned out to be unstable.  This particular problem called for the Deep Lift process.  We used Alchemy-Spetec's Deep Lift 420 to lift and compact the soil, which also leveled the slab above.

The whole procedure was performed in half a day.  The garage and driveway were immediately ready for use and the garage door was working normally again.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Deep Lift

The GCS Advantage Part 3: Ground Penetrating Radar & Soil Testing

GCS on Mar 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The GCS Advantage Part 3: Ground Penetrating Radar & Soil Testing

The GCS Advantage Part 3: Ground Penetrating Radar & Soil Testing

In this 3 part blog series, we're taking a look at the 3 advantages to doing business with GCS vs. common alternatives you may find in the market. 

These 3 advantages are:

  1. Using polyurethane vs cement.
  2. GCS best practices.
  3. Ground penetrating radar & soil testing.

In this 3rd post of the series, we'll take a brief look at why our use of ground penetrating radar and soil testing provides you with a distinct advantage over the use of a common contracting company.

As we thoroughly explain in our previous blog post Soil Imaging & Testing, the use of ground penetrating radar and soil testing vastly improve the accuracy of the soil stabilization, void fill and slab lifting process. They also add an extra level of assurance for the property owner/manager, because imaging and testing can be done AFTER the repair process to demonstrate the extent of the work that was done underneath the surface. Take a moment to read through that previous post before proceeding. Now consider this...

Why would you use a contractor who can't provide you with an objectively accurate picture of the problem AND the repair?  Do you want to rely on their guesswork instead?

We hope these last 3 blog posts have helped provide you with good sense of how we can make your repair process as painless and efficient as possible.

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Topics: Slab Lifting, All Posts, Soil Stabilization, Void Fill, Deep Lift, Soil Testing

The GCS Advantage Part 2: Best Practices

GCS on Mar 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The GCS Advantage Part 2: Best Practices

The GCS Advantage Part 2: Best Practices

In this 3 part blog series, we're taking a look at the 3 advantages to doing business with GCS vs. common alternatives you may find in the market. 

These 3 advantages are:

  1. Using polyurethane vs cement.
  2. GCS best practices.
  3. Ground penetrating radar & soil testing.

In this 2nd post of the series, we'll take a brief look at why our best practices provide you with a distinct advantage over the use of a common contracting company.

As we thoroughly explain in our previous blog post OUR Best Practices Benefit YOUR Property, the preparation, slab lifting and wrap up procedures we follow are designed to ensure we provide the highest quality service in the industry. Take a moment to read through that previous post before proceeding. Now consider this...

Why would you use a contractor who can't provide you in advance with a detailed description of their quality assurance procedures?  

In the next post we'll provide an overview of advantage number 3 - our use of ground penetrating radar and soil testing. 

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