A method for tracking the deformation of structures is called deformation and movement monitoring (also known as deformation survey). Monitoring for deformation and movement measures and tracks any changes to a building’s dimensions or shape.
Buildings or landscaped areas can be subject to movement such as land settlement or subsidence resulting in the need for one of three surveys, to check ground, floor and wall levels. Depending on the project, a Subsidence Survey, a Levelling Survey or a Settlement Survey is required.
Catching movement early on ensures remedial costs are kept to a minimum and so pinpointing this with absolute accuracy is imperative. An initial survey models and contours the face of the wall or floor. This highlights any movement or deformation by establishing a series of permanent points along it. If the levels appear to be moving, then a monitoring survey is implemented to see how far and how quickly the movement is occurring.
We always strive to work with local businesses, and Powers has continually been able to deliver excellent surveys for our projects. The company’s background surveys – be it the restaurant, gym or more recently the spa – ensure that the project has a solid grounding from the outset and are the origin of how the projects then go on to take shape.
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