We design the foundations to settlement criteria than bearing correct? Because settlement criteria is stricter? I mean, can there be an example where the settlement criteria is satisfied but bearing is not? Can you think of such example? If not, then checking bearing would be redundant?

  • $\begingroup$ Clay may not settle very much and so meet that criteria, but will it support much? $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Oct 4 '20 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ This does not answer anything, plus clay settles one of the most. In fact, you are asking a question yourself too. $\endgroup$ Oct 4 '20 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ That was a comment, not an answer and designed as such to hopefully make you think a bit. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Oct 4 '20 at 19:40

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