Archive for March, 2012

Saturated Soils Can Lead To Increased Ground Failures

saturated-soils

The Bay Area has received about 5 days of straight rain after a winter that barely produced any significant rain fall. These saturated soil conditions coupled with strong winds can lead to an increased chance of ground failure incidents. Things to watch for include the following:

  • Trees that are leaning
  • Fractured or cracked soil near the trunk of the tree
  • Mounded or uplifted soil or ...
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