buoyant uplift

buoyant uplift

The force of water or liquefied soil that tends to lift a building’s foundation out of the ground.
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In e-commerce retailers - for the first time last year - we saw a levelling-off or a slight downturn but, this year, we are seeing a really buoyant uplift.
In fixed bridges that underwent structural failure, the causes included the lateral forces of waves on bridge superstructure and substructure along with buoyant uplift of inundated bridges.
For example, surge and strong wind caused by Hurricane Katrina's imposed lateral wave forces, buoyant uplift, debris impact, and scour.
This phase of uplift is considered to have occurred due to buoyant uplift of the Tibetan crust resulting from the initial stages of continental collision.