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You have done the research. You want hard calculations on water? You will never get them. Water is fluid, always changing. A concrete answer to the paths and contents of water does not exist. If you want this problem solved, you have only one choice: Buy the lot next door. Investment is risky and you will have to maintain more. When I sit and consider ...


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All buildings settle. Most settlement is planned and occurs uniformly and immediately after the weight of the new building materials are added to the freshly excavated soil. (This usually occurs within the first couple of months of loading the weight of the building to the soil, depending on the type of soil.) Unplanned settlement occurs when something ...


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A rough idea: Bore and install a pipe as the rate of water dissipation in the onsite soil (permeability) test well. Fill the pipe and time the change of water depth at a later time. After a few trials, you can get a pretty good idea of how fast the water will dissipate, so you can size the volume of the wastewater collector/processor chamber to fit your ...


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Foundation problems are inspected with leveling tools that are very sensitive such as this ZipLevel. The main unit would be placed in the center of the building and then measurements are taken in each corner and in other key places and plotted on a drawing of the building. Once all measurements are done, some math can show you the inclination of the ...


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Most sanitary sewer systems drain directly into a sanitary sewerline. If one is not available then a drainfield can be designed based on the type of soil, quantity of sewage expected, etc. If you use a cement ring design that is not properly designed and sealed, then the sanitary liquid could either leak through the cracks in the rings and wash the soil away ...


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