Engineers Australia

Forensic investigation of subsidence to dwelling, December 2007

James Tayler

Abstract

Investigation of house subsidence is always fraught with difficulty, because one doesn’t ever know the full information of the foundation soils, the method of construction or the quality of construction. This report illustrates the importance of undertaking a desktop study and obtaining the origins of the soils to confirm the bore hole logging in order to obtain a correct diagnosis of the likely cause of subsidence.