Instructions for Observation of Groundwater Levels on Housing Sites

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
Volume2
Pages5
AbstractThe level of water in the ground is often the key to many troubles encountered on housing sites -- those encountered by the householder as well as the builder. An excessively high water level may cause flooding of basements and cracking of house walls, and impede the function of septic tanks and drainage facilities. An unusually low groundwater level may cause shrinkage of some soils with possible structural damage.The purpose of this Note is to give instructions for making a simple installation in the ground by means of which the groundwater level may be observed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBRN-2
NRC number5956
NPARC number20375881
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Record identifier63614246-e877-4c2f-b731-330d6042bd84
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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