Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading

Earthquake induced ground liquefaction can result in significant deformations at the surface - in some cases enough to topple large buildings.


Lateral spreading resulting from liquefaction can also cause catastrophic damage affecting large areas.

For specialists in liquefaction and lateral spreading see LDE for:

  • Site liquefaction potential
  • Identification of layers prone to liquefaction
  • Quantification of the magnitude of surface settlement
  • Quantification of differential settlement potential
  • Structural deformation potential
  • Magnitudes of lateral spreading potential across the site
  • Surface deformation potential
  • Design advice to minimise the risk of building deformation associated with lateral spreading
  • Lateral spreading remediation

If you need any assistance with any of these call us now on 0800 397 566, or send us an enquiry form.

LDE is playing a major role in the understanding of liquefaction and lateral spreading in Christchurch, providing exclusive mapping and geological services to CERA, EQC, and Christchurch City Council.

More specifically:

  • Christchurch CBD Geological Modelling for CERA.
  • Christchurch Geological Modelling of Residential Areas for EQC.
  • Mapping the extent of Lateral Spreading in Christchurch for Earthquake Commission.
  • Christchurch Land Damage Assessments for the EQC.
  • Geotechnical Assessments of Christchurch City Council Buildings.

  LDE aims to provide you with the highest quality work.
  Our dedicated team at LDE focus on getting you the advice you need quickly.
  We provide you with in-depth reports and design information to eliminate uncertainties for you.
  We take a personal approach to projects with client satisfaction.
  Our team are trained and experienced specialists providing you with sound advice that others can’t.