This report looks at how the construction of a basement affects the ground to the local area and in turn the neighbours.
The councils want to confirm that when you excavate a sizeable hole that its affects have been considered. A sensible approach really. Different boroughs have different criteria and levels of information, but they mainly want to know:
Any excavation in the ground distributes stresses. The ground movement assessment looks to gauge expected movement to strains in local building. This is then given a Burland Scale reference. In line with the CIRIA C820 report Croft have developed their own software for movement of small basements in clay.
The study of water flow through the ground is Hydrogeology. Croft look at how water flow may be affect around the new basement. 1 Basement is of little effect; Constructing all the basements in a terrace will create a dam forcing water to flow into different areas.
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