How our quick and cost-effective injection of Resin fixed the base slabs supporting these giant silos and saved these farmers significant future heartache
Successful agri-business owners Phillip and Michelle Eulenstein of Dragonfly Agriculture, who run a large wheat and barley farm near Moree in Northern NSW, recently noticed stress cracking and subsidence in the concrete base slabs under two of their large grain silos. Whilst the steel silo shells themselves were not showing signs of damage at this stage, the uneven floor surface was causing the internal auger to drag on the concrete in places which was damaging the blade. Furthermore, the Eulensteins were required to manually shovel lots of leftover grain into the conveyor trenches at the end of each cycle since the auger was working on uneven ground.
Knowing that if left untreated they would likely have to remove the silos and augers, demolish the concrete slabs, re-work the foundations, replace new concrete slabs and then re-install the grain silos, the Eulensteins were keen to find a more cost-effective and timely alternative treatment.
Phillip and Michelle reached out to us after hearing about how Resinject had fixed a friend’s house foundations in Moree, and subsequently one of our experienced Structural Consultants promptly attended their farm to assess the situation and develop a tailored resin injection solution.
With Phillip and Michelle’s acceptance of our proposed solution which came in at a fraction of the ‘remove and replace’ option cost, Resinject were on-site within a matter of weeks to complete the works over the course of two days. At the completion of the works, Resinject had successfully raised the concrete slabs, filled the underlying voids, compacted the foundations, and installed stabilising piers to ensure a robust and enduring support structure remained for the future heavy loading. All of this was completed through a pattern of small diameter drill holes through the concrete which were re-filled with grout upon completion of the works.
The Eulensteins were thrilled with Resinject’s results and are now looking forward to many more successful harvests without having to worry about this potentially very costly problem anymore.