Subsidence Investigations

Building subsidence is caused when underlying soil is subject to volumetric change. Trees can play a part in this process; however, the significance of their contribution must be fully assessed.

We offer specialist technical expertise where trees (or other woody vegetation) have been implicated in subsidence damage to property. Our consultants work independently, or as part of a team of specialists, to systematically explore all avenues to identify the root of the problem.

The investigation process can be complex and wide ranging and may include: desk based research; elimination of other factors; interpretation of crack and level monitoring data; field data capture; soil analysis; root starch testing; DNA lab testing.