Press Releases and Media Coverage
When it comes to reviewing your workplace health and safety practices and business efficiencies, it is important to assess whether the foundations beneath your warehouse, loading dock, transport hub and driveway are stable.
Victor Chirilas, Operations Manager at Mainmark UK, explores how unstable foundations can impact safety, performance and the operation of your manufacturing business
1st May 2020Read more
Some cracks are nothing to worry about, others can cost you thousands.
If you’ve got one big enough to stick your little finger in (about 5mm or wider), it could be due to subsidence. If you’ve got sloping floors and doors or windows that are jammed and won’t close too… it’s almost definitely due to subsidence.
A Ground Engineering Game-Changer
19th March 2020Read more
Some regard floors as a liability, while others would use more denigratory language, but floors are like machinery in one respect; treat them well and they will serve you well. However, this message, while obvious enough, is often compromised by issues like lack of funds in the budget, no time for repairs, and worries over disruption during repairs. If you feel such issues are relevant to you then perhaps you are in the wrong kind of business because floors have a way of biting you, costwise, at the worst of times. What’s more, it could be argued that in this fast-changing distribution world floors can be a source of competitive advantage where every minute counts.
Floors give competitive edge Are your floors robot-ready for new challenges?
Warehouse & Logistic News
5th February 2020Read more
The office building (20m x 15m), attached to a distribution warehouse (205m x 80m), had sunk by up to 70mm and needed to be raised and re-levelled to ensure the business could operate safely. The smaller building was regularly used by staff as it housed the main office and staff amenities.
That sinking feeling
Facilities Management | Subsidence
8th January 2020Read more
It is still too early to gauge what impact the new Conservative government will have on construction going forward, particularly regarding Brexit. Putting this uncertainty to the side for a moment, we asked a cross-section of the industry, both at home and abroad, to give their hopes and aspirations for the year ahead, while also getting some insight into what 2019 meant to them.
Glancing back at 2019, looking forward to 2020
CONSTRUCTION Industry News
16th December 2019Read more
Mainmark has launched a series of free CPD seminars for construction and building specialists, ground engineers and property managers.
This is in a bid to help improve all-around industry knowledge of the latest technologies and solutions for ground engineering and property preservation.
Mainmark gains accreditation to launch CPD training for construction industry
13th November 2019Read more
Any crack in an internal wall may well have you asking what is subsidence? With thousands of homes affected every year, it can reduce your property’s resale value by as much as 20%. Here’s how to spot it and stop it in its tracks…
What is subsidence? 5 warning signs every homeowner should know
25th October 2019Read more
When identifying the cause, seriousness and possible solutions of cracks in a home – the type, size and location is critical. So, if you’re a homeowner or prospective buyer – at what point should you begin to worry?
Signs of subsidence: when to worry about cracks in your home
Refurb & Developer Update
21st October 2019Read more
Since the summer of 2018, the number of subsidence claims has dramatically increased, highlighting how record temperatures took their toll on UK Buildings.
How advancements in ground engineering can help reduce spend
Construction Update - Page 40-41 of PDF (38-39 of magazine)
13th August 2019Read more
Global ground engineering solutions provider, Mainmark, has further strengthened its offering to the rail and highways maintenance sectors with the hire of Technical Sales Engineer, David Hedley, a road infrastructure expert and professional engineer. David joins Mainmark with a wealth of experience in geopolymer injection and highway maintenance, and now aims to use his expertise to help Mainmark tackle inefficient and ineffective road maintenance.
Reducing the cost and impact of infrastructure maintenance
1st August 2019Read more
Many industrial sites, business units and especially end units, can suffer from excessive water damage due to poor quality drainage systems. This water damage can lead to multiple ground issues, including subsidence. This was true for the South London business unit of Traders Coffee Ltd.
South London business unit gets a 'lift' with Mainmark
10th July 2019Read more
Following last summer’s record high temperatures, MK Surveys (the landlord), an independent survey and geospatial specialist, noticed the small amount of subsidence at one of its commercial office buildings in Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, was greatly accelerating.
Mainmark raises and strengthens Milton Keynes warehouse after summer heatwave
1st July 2019Read more