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Foundation Settlements

Foundation Settlements

1-Immediate settlement – occurs immediately, usually within a week or two, small.

2-Consolidation settlement – long term, may be more than 10 years, occurs due to saturated weak clay layer under footing, can be very large.

Consolidation settlement normal occurs in saturated soft clay. When the saturated clay is subjected to additional loading from structure above, it gradually release pore water and consolidated. The amount of settlement depends on soil properties and the pressure apply to it

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