What is Building Settlement Monitoring?
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Foundations for buildings are generally designed based on the ground conditions which are obtained from a sub soil investigation (soil mechanics) The criteria obtained from a soil investigation will detirmine the type of foundations to be used for a particular building. In many cases it is known that once constructed a building will "settle" on it's foundations or rather the foundations settle with the loads now imposed by the structure.
This may only be a matter inches but to check that the settlement is in accordance with the designed assumtions this can be checked at regular intervals which is called monitoring.