BGS GeoSure shrink–swell 3D for London and Thames Valley

BGS GeoSure shrink-swell 3D for London sample

BGS GeoSure Shrink Swell 3D for London coverage

Scale 1:50 000
Coverage London and Thames Valley
Format GIS polygon data (ESRI, MapInfo; others available by request).
Price On application; subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.

The shrink–swell 3D data is a regional hazard susceptibility map that identifies areas of potential shrink–swell hazard, in three dimensional space, at intervals down to 20m in the London and Thames Valley area. The data is classified on an A–E range of hazard susceptibility.

Swelling clays can change volume due to variation in moisture, which can cause ground movement that may affect many foundations. Ground moisture variations may be related to a number of factors, including weather variations, vegetation effects (particularly growth or removal of trees) and the activities of people that might cause changes to the ground conditions. Such changes can affect building foundations, pipes or services.

These hazards may also impact on anyone involved in the construction of large structures (deep foundations, basements), infrastructure networks (road or rail) or utility companies. The 3D properties of these materials can be used to identify potential problems at surface, in the shallow subsurface or deeper underground (e.g. tunnels).

The data have been produced by geologists, geotechnical specialists and information developers at the BGS, and are derived from the London geological model.

BGS GeoSure shrink–swell 3D for London is part of the BGS GeoSure range of natural subsidence products.

Hutton field: well correlation diagram.