soil subsidence

soil subsidence

The consolidation of soil other than by externally applied pressure.
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COA said the facilities were not used because of various work defects in the buildings, such as damaged ceilings, soil subsidence, cracks on the wall and floors, floor tile problems, and faucet leaks.
Events of concern are not limited to headline-catching catastrophes; they also include more diffuse and gradual threats such as sea-level rise, soil subsidence, increases in airborne allergens, and reductions in water availability.
Using soil consolidation methods as one of the methods for prevention of further damages of soil subsidence to granule soil with different adhesion
Developing a practical dewatering processes guide would sensitise stakeholders to the need of ensuring that these operations take into account the special nature of land in Abu Dhabi city and alerting the authorities to the multi-hazards that may result from flouting planning rules or engineering principles that may result in soil subsidence, collapse of shallow caves, compression of soft layers or washout of soft materials.
A contractor buys a building flanked by blocks on both sides, so that when it is pulled down, the subsequent soil subsidence would prompt tenants of these adjacent buildings to negotiate with the contractor, he explained.
A new loss model developed by Swiss Re and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) suggests that soil subsidence will worsen and spread in Europe, with some areas seeing a more than 50 per cent rise in future losses.
The delay is because of soil subsidence and underground pipelines being installed late at a crucial plant site.
THE COMPANY USES MODERN METHODS OF GRINDING, PRESSURE GROUTING AND UNDERPINNING TO LEVEL CONCRETE AND STABLIZE STRUCTURES SUFFERING FROM SOIL SUBSIDENCE ISSUES.
Draining land for agriculture, roads, canals, and urban development has impelled soil subsidence.
Already the rate of soil subsidence in the Everglades has reached one inch a year.
Along with an improvement in the quality of water and a decrease of water-borne diseases, the investment will also reduce losses due to leakage and soil subsidence caused by over-pumping from private wells.