During design of shallow pad on medium/dense sand for a two storeys house, I was told to reduce design bearing capacity to about half to account for water level which might rise up to the founding level. But I learnt from books that it is settlement, not bearing failure, normally controls. Settlement appears not seriously affected by presence of water. PLEASE HELP!
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