Ground investigation in sinkhole terrains

Part of the Karst and Cavernous Rocks in Engineering and Const book series (PRAXIS)


In karst or any other terrain, a thorough site investigation precedes construction to assess the suitability of locations and appropriate designs for buildings and engineered structures; it involves the acquisition of all necessary information on the characteristics of the sites relevant to design, construction and the security of neighbouring land and structures (British Standards, 1999). Each investigation should be designed to meet the requirements of the building or construction to be carried out. A preliminary stage of the investigation involves a desk study and reconnaissance survey; this is followed by the main stage of detailed field exploration and ground investigation; data review then continues during the construction activities when ground excavations expose more details of the ground conditions.


Ground Penetrating Radar Site Investigation Geophysical Method Geophysical Survey Standard Penetration Test 
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