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Geotechnical Engineering

Ground/Basement Studies

     Turkey is in the earthquake zone. Kalkan area, generally has a nearly a solid rock ground, but not all the places are solid rocks. Also rural areas, especially islamlar, has a sliding zone. So, geotechnics in the area is very important for your property’s safety. On some cases, we’ve witnessed some settlements which caused some cracks because geotechnics not done carefully.  These small cracks may not cause the collapse of your property, but it will ruin your property’s insulation as well as your feeling of safety.

To start geotechnical works, we’ll need these; 

  1. Your title deed (Tapu)
  2. Your design permission paper. (Imar Durumu)
  3. Your preliminary architectural design.

     Getting the results takes up to a week or two. And these results effect the design of your property’s foundation/basement.

     “Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering is important in civil engineering, but also has applications in military, mining, petroleum and other engineering disciplines that are concerned with construction occurring on the surface or within the ground. Geotechnical engineering uses principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials; determine the relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; evaluate stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and structure foundations; and monitor site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction.” – Wikipedia –

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