Winter Groundwater Monitoring
Water levels can have a significant impact on below ground construction.
Land Science offers innovative ways of monitoring groundwater for construction projects. We install monitoring wells with automatic level loggers and make monthly visits to download data, check instruments, and take manual readings.
Water ingress in deep excavations and basements can pose a major temporary works hazard, causing loss of ground and blowing, a risk of buoyancy. In the finished condition, water ingress into buildings is a major professional risk and remedial works can be very costly.
We support the push towards Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes (SUDS) to combat the effects of climate change and reduce flood risks in urban areas., and understanding water conditions is key in developing drainage designs. Water will not flow into saturated ground.
Some areas and regions of the UK are susceptible to groundwater flooding, whereby winter water levels can rise significantly. For instance, at the foot of the South Downs along the coastal plain, the water table can rise seasonally by many tens of metres as water migrates through the chalk aquifer.
Contact Land Science to discuss your groundwater monitoring requirements!