Land Restoration is the process of restoring sites to a condition where they can be utilised for a new purpose; ecological, commercial or residential. Land requiring restoration can have had any number of historic uses which may have caused physical and environmental damage. The most common locations requiring restoration are former industrial and quarry sites.
Restoration typically involves the infilling of sites in a controlled, monitored and measured process. Instrumentation including piezometers to assess pore water pressures, magnetic extensometers and rod settlement gauges are used to monitor the settlement of the fills as they are loaded, and monitoring the surcharge process; delivering a site at the end of the restoration process, that is suitable for its intended end use.