The GCS Advantage Part 1: Polyurethane vs Cement

GCS on Mar 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The GCS Advantage Part 1: Polyurethane vs Cement

The GCS Advantage Part 1: Polyurethane vs CementIn the next three blog posts, we'll take 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 post, we'll take a brief look at why our use of polyurethane soil stabilization, void fill and slab lifting resin is advantage for you compared to the alternative of using cement grout for soil repair (a.k.a. "mudjacking").

As we thoroughly explain in our previous blog post Polyurethane vs. Cement for Slab Jacking, the material we use provides you with a few very significant advantages: the lighter weight of polyurethane prevents further sinking (unlike heavy cement), the polyurethane application process creates less mess, and polyurethane cures a lot faster!

Why use a mudjacking contractor who plans on applying heavy, messy, slow-curing material?  

In the next post we'll provide an overview of advantage number 2 - our best practices!

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

The GCS Difference: Soil Imaging and Testing

GCS on Feb 18, 2019 4:53:52 PM

The GCS Difference: Soil Imaging and Testing

The GCS Difference_ Soil Imaging and Testing - blog (1)A couple of things that set us apart from other slab lifting contractors (aside from our highly skilled technicians and the top shelf lifting resin we use) are the soil imaging and testing services we offer. Why settle for guesswork about what's going on underneath your slab or structure when we can verify the facts for you before we do any lifting work? Here's how we do it...

Ground Penetrating Radar
Ground Consolidation Services will use the Deep Look GPR to remove all uncertainty and take the guesswork out of the diagnostic process.  This ground penetrating radar device takes images of soil and voids up to 30 feet deep.  We can show you before and after data, so you can see how the polyurethane resin has stabilized your soil.  A crystal clear understanding of the problem provides the best foundation for accurate, durable and lasting repairs.

Probe The Ground for Soil Density 
In addition, we have tools which allow us to probe the ground's soil density up to 40 feet deep.  Used separately or in combination with the Deep Look GPR system, our 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, Deep Lift, Soil Testing

Deep Lift Services Available in Atlanta Area

GCS on Jan 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The Deep Lift™ process is different from common slab lifting in that it requires polyurethane foam to be injected deep into the soil beneath the structure. It is often appropriate for larger structures and more flexible pavements that may not be ideal candidates for conventional slab lifting.

The Deep Lift™ process is different from common slab lifting in that it requires polyurethane foam to be injected deep into the soil beneath the structure. Deep Lift™ is often appropriate for certain larger structures and more flexible pavements that may not be ideal candidates for conventional slab lifting. It can also be used in conjunction with conventional slab lifting. In this post, I'll provide a quick overview of the Deep Lift™ process and its many applications.

The Process:

The Deep Lift™ process is different from common slab lifting in that it requires polyurethane foam to be injected deep into the soil beneath the structure. It is often appropriate for larger structures and more flexible pavements that may not be ideal candidates for conventional slab lifting. Complete a thorough site evaluation including – soil borings, DCP testing, and Deep Look ground penetrating radar as necessary

  1. Address any potential binding with saw cutting, clearing of joints, and removal of old grout
  2. Based upon soils data, calculate grid spacing and injection depths
  3. Drive injection tubes to the correct depths and locations
  4. Inject high strength deep lifting foam in the predetermined sequence while monitoring for lift
  5. Follow the grout plan, adjusting the injection depths and locations as the structure raises into place

The Applications:

  • Bridge abutments
  • Highway approach slabs
  • Rigid and flexible pavements
  • Ports and airports
  • Settled buildings
  • Soil densification and encapsulation
  • Lift stations
  • Pipe and tunnel segments
  • Equipment pads

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Topics: All Posts, Deep Lift

The Deep Lift Process Explained

GCS on Jan 11, 2019 5:23:36 PM

GCS offers a unique combination of high-quality structural lifting foams along with the equipment and training needed to address deep soil issues. Now you can achieve soil densification and lifting on large projects with the smallest footprint and least amount of equipment required.

Poor compaction, water erosion, broken pipes, and organic material in the soil can all lead to settling of a foundation or a roadway.  Traditional slab lifting can bring concrete and structures back into place, but it doesn’t necessarily address the underlying issue or guarantee a long term fix.  Other methods of addressing deep soil issues require heavy equipment, extended down-time, and collateral property damage.  These situations create problems for property owners as well as opportunities for the elite contractors that know how to fix them.

GCS employs a unique combination of high-quality structural lifting foams along with the equipment and training needed to address your deep soil issues. Now you can achieve soil densification and lifting on large properties with the smallest footprint and least amount of heavy equipment required.  The Deep Lift™ process is powerful, painless, and rapid. Deep Lift™ gets to the root of the problems in the soil, it brings the structure back to level, and accomplishes this with minimal imposition or downtime to the property owner.

For a detailed explanation of the process, watch the animated video (from our materials supplier Alchemy-Spetec) below...  


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Topics: All Posts, Deep Lift