Land Subsidence

As a result of the extraction of natural gas in the north of The Netherlands there is subsidence of the ground in the soft peat and clay layers near the surface. There is also subsidence as a result of the lowering of the surface water in the polders. It may be difficult to establish the cause of damage to houses and other constructions when both phenomena occur at the same time.

GeoConsult has carried out a number of research projects for the government, oil companies and third parties on the effects of land subsidence and possible damage, also in association with geotechnical and architectural consultants.