Research and analysis

Piling in layered ground: risks to groundwater and archaeology

Research on the effects of different types of piles on the risks to groundwater and archaeological resources.

Documents

Piling in layered ground: risks to groundwater and archaeology - summary

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Piling in layered ground: risks to groundwater and archaeology - main report

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Details

This report describes a project to investigate the effects of different piling techniques on the vertical permeability of layered ground, and on the displacement of soil around the piles.

Land developers should consider using less damaging methods of piling when laying foundations for new buildings, to minimise the disturbance to buried archaeological artefacts and groundwater flow.

Published 1 October 2006