Basement Impact Assessment
For many living in houses in the UK, it is not possible to extend their property upwards and outwards. Increasingly home owners and developers are looking to build downwards, with basement developments becoming increasingly more popular. However, ground conditions and groundwater can have a real effect on the feasibility of any new basement development.
Any planning application for a new basement is likely to receive planning conditions which require the developer to demonstrate that the potential impacts on groundwater flows and ground stability have been addressed.