A drainage expert witness is often requested for construction related cases. Drainage is the process of removing water at surface level, which is utilized in various engineering specialties. The presence of water can have a significant impact on the site of an engineering project, whether it is a building structure, bridge, or other type of construction, so the process of drainage is often required in such situations. It is also useful in agricultural settings as a way of maintaining a desired amount of water.
The field of civil engineering oversees the drainage aspects of a construction project for design, mechanical, and safety purposes. The layout of storm drain channel systems, hydraulics, and pipe systems must be planned and built for optimal efficiency in the construction project, as drainage construction is a major aspect of civil utilities. The lack of a sufficient drainage system could cause issues with the foundation of a structure during the construction process and after it is completed.
Drainage is also an important part of traffic engineering, as water must be regulated on streets to maintain traffic safety. Roadway drainage and highway drainage is implemented as a method of ensuring safety for drivers and passengers by preventing flood-related traffic accidents, as well as preventing pollution and environmental damage. Flooding on the streets can also cause water damage to various structures and properties in surrounding areas.
The safety and design of various civil structures, roads, and agricultural developments can be greatly affected by excess water, making drainage a vital aspect of civil engineering. ForensisGroup has been recruiting top quality experts in civil engineering and related disciplines for over twenty years. Take a look through our extensive selection of experts and Submit An Expert Request Form or call us today for more information from our helpful staff on retaining the best available drainage expert witness.