Discovery CE offer extensive advice and recommendations on Foundation design, it being included in our Phase II Factual and Interpretative Reports and Letters. Within these recommendations, we also provide settlement analysis providing advice on a range of ground conditions and foundation solutions. Settlement will occur under all foundations. Structures with moderate loads or built on rock may experience negligible total settlement. For more substantial structures or softer soils, both total and differential settlement are typically considered. Of particular concern is settlement which occurs post construction, as immediate settlement can usually be compensated for during the construction process.
Foundation Engineering solutions may include:
Furthermore, DCE’s settlement analysis experience covers structural foundations for a broad range of buildings from single houses to multi-story blocks with basements and small factory extensions through to large commercial warehouses. This includes: