Settlement monitoring is a process where precise measurements are taken of fixed monitoring points placed on a structure or structures. An initial set of baseline measurements are taken from a benchmark location or locations, and then taken again at a later date or dates, from the same locations.
Our ultra-precise equipment will detect any differences in the fixed monitoring points which then are recorded for a comparative report. Meridian can also provide photographic documentation of interior and exterior structural conditions for initial and subsequent measurement changes. This procedure is particularly useful when applied while a neighboring building is going through substantial renovation/construction work.
The soil below the building in process of construction may loosen, then the weight of the neighboring buildings weighing down on the soil below them can push out the sides beneath, and then settlement takes place.
Settlement Monitoring is an industry standard in protecting the rights of neighboring owners and providing documentation of damages due to the construction taking place.