A Settlement Marker in construction refers to a device or tool that is used to monitor and measure the settlement of the ground during the construction process. Settlement is the process by which the ground level or foundation of a building or structure sinks or moves downwards due to various factors such as soil compression, consolidation, and shrinkage.
A Settlement Marker typically consists of a vertical rod or post that is firmly anchored to the ground. The rod is marked at regular intervals with measurements that are used to track any changes in the level of the ground. The marker is usually installed before the construction process begins, and it is left in place until the construction is complete.
During the construction process, measurements are taken periodically to determine if there has been any movement or settlement of the ground. The measurements are then compared to the original baseline measurements taken before construction began. If the measurements indicate that there has been significant settlement, further investigation and corrective action may be required before construction can proceed.
Settlement markers are commonly used in the construction of large buildings, bridges, and other structures that require a stable foundation. By monitoring settlement during construction, engineers and contractors can ensure that the structure is built on a solid foundation and minimize the risk of structural damage or failure due to settlement.
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