Title

How Ground Subsidence Affects The Safety Of Buildings

Document Type

Other

Rights

Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

Disciplines

1.5 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021 12:30

Abstract

Ground subsidence is the settlement of the ground surface in a process that can be gradual or sudden. The sudden type typically occurs in sandy soils when the ground is subjected to vibrations such as the ones produced by earthquakes, explosions or construction processes like pile driving. Gradual ground subsidence is generally seen on clay or organic soft soil, and can be due to multiple reasons such as groundwater pumping, oil extraction and decay of organic materials.


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