Ground movement The latest in our occasional series on geotechnics1 looks at how ground movements can affect new building
Ground movements can arise from two major sources: movements due to ground instability, caused, for example, by slope instability, geological voids, or subsidence due to the collapse of old mineworks; and movements due to a changing stress-state, leading to volume changes within the soil. Dewatering, tree problems or loading of foundations can change stress- states.
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