Did the Earth move for you? Buying a house? Every house-buyer in the UK could benefit from a new geological hazard service from the British Geological Survey
Hughes, Richard. 2007 Did the Earth move for you? Buying a house? Every house-buyer in the UK could benefit from a new geological hazard service from the British Geological Survey. Planet Earth, Spring. 24-25.Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Buying a property is usually the biggest and most painful financial commitment anyone ever makes. So, if you’re a property owner, did you give any thought to the stability of the ground beneath your ‘castle’ before you signed on the dotted line? Did it ever occur to you that your home might subside or collapse because of the geological conditions beneath your feet? The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Coal Authority have just launched a service that helps buyers avoid those nasty surprises by providing comprehensive ground stability information for all parts of the UK.
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes > Information Delivery|
|Additional Information:||Also available at http://www.nerc.ac.uk/publications/planetearth/2007/spring/spr07-earthmove.pdf|
|Additional Keywords:||Soil stability, Geological hazards, Ground conditions|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||06 May 2009 12:45|
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