High water tables can cause all kinds of issues during the construction process. High water tables are more common in low-lying areas or where the ground is impermeable and are often seasonal. The water table is the surface zone in which water can saturate the soil. There are a variety of factors that can impact the water tables such as degree of ground saturation, presence of impermeable rock and permeability of the ground. Most Municipalities will require water table levels in high risk locations to be identified prior to construction through groundwater testing and monitoring. Once the water table levels are confirmed, building locations can be chosen accordingly and design principles utilized to mitigate future water table issues. #contactus#albertacivilengineers @bolsonengineer