Shrinkage of Clay Subsoils

shrinkage of clay subsoilSubsidence of Foundations, shrinking subsoils, desiccated subsoilsShrinkage of clay subsoils can follow a change in ground water levels, a change in atmospheric conditions, the influence of nearby trees, etc.

Subsidence which affects the whole building to a similar extent may not cause a serious problem. It is the shrinkage of clay subsoils that causes differential subsidence which causes the main problems and results in the need to consider remedial works.


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The above information is for guidance only.
If you need on-site assessment, contact Antoun from ANH Consulting Engineers about your particular problem or for footing design that suits your site condition.