In the early 1970’s an engineer discovered the potential of applying the structural properties of expanding polyurethane to civil related applications. In 1975 URETEK Finland began to research and test with special formulations of high-density polyurethane. A limited number of specialized urethane components were selected from a wide cross section of possible blended characteristics. As a result, URETEK 486 Star was formulated and selected for this unique system of lifting and under-sealing concrete.
In 1979, URETEK advanced the equipment technology of total proportion and injection control of the product. After years of experimental development and technical modification, the URETEK Method® became patented in the United States, Canada, and Sweden. More recently, URETEK’S Deep Injection® Process (patented 2002) was developed as a proprietary system for increasing the bearing capacity of foundation soils for earth supported structures. URETEK International now offers services in nine European countries, Canada, Australia, and Japan. URETEK companies worldwide have successfully completed over 85,000 concrete rehabilitation projects.
In 1988, URETEK USA, Inc. was granted the exclusive license rights for sale of URETEK Method® product and services in the United States and Mexico. With corporate headquarters in Tomball, Texas, the company focuses on and serves the transportation and public works markets throughout the United States.
In 2000, URETEK ICR was created to service the Industrial, Commercial, and Residential markets using URETEK processes. URETEK created an exclusive licensing system to sell exclusive territories across the nation to start URETEK ICR businesses in the United States. Since then, URETEK’s nationwide network of affiliates cover cities and states across the nation servicing the industrial, commercial, and residential markets using URETEK’s concrete lifting technology.
URETEK Historical Milestones
URETEK advances the equipment technology of total proportion and injection control of expanding polymer. After years of experimental research and developement, The URETEK Method® was patented in the United States.
URETEK USA, Inc., was granted the exclusive rights for sales of products and services in the United States and Mexico. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, URETEK USA, Inc. serves public works, commercial, industrial, and residential markets.
URETEK USA, Inc., establishes a nationwide network of of sales representatives to directly serve departments of transportation throughout the United States.
Nationwide affiliates are selected to serve industrial, commercial, and residential markets along with introducing a proprietary system to increase load bearing capacity of foundation soils call The Deep Injection® Process.
URETEK’s Deep Injection® Patent issued in the United States and Canada, a process to increase the load bearing capacity of weak soils at invidual depths through polymer injection techniques exclusively developed for URETEK ICR affiliates.
URETEK ICR achieves affiliate representation in all 50 states providing existing and new customers quicker, more localized service to the United States.
URETEK USA, Inc. celebrates 20 years of innovation and achievement while surpassing 85,000 projects worldwide and continues research and development on new lines of expanding polymer for special and unique applications.
URETEK ICR affiliates continue to grow and expand their businesses & services in order to better serve the United States.
URETEK ICR invests and partners with national engineering firms to continue improving the performance and efficencey of URETEK’s patented structural polymer.