The settlement survey is used to inspect structures that show structural settlement using a total station (TS) to inspect both vertical structures and horizontal structures. The settlement survey can be used to determine the slope of the settlement and whether such damage will affect the structure.
Sloping behavior of the structure allows us to assess more accurately the causes of damage. Some common causes found are uneven pile settlement and structural expansion.
The settlement survey is a short-term inspection. However, if the need arises for a more long-term inspection of the settlement, settlement monitoring techniques will be used by which equipment will be installed to collect data over a period of time with our team visiting the site at regular intervals.