Consider the following statements regarding settlement of foundations :1. Differential settlement of foundation leads to structural damage to the superstructure.2. In non-cohesive soils, the major component of settlement is due to consolidation.3. Lowering of ground water table contributes of settlement of foundations.Of these statements :

A. 1 and 2 are correct B. 1 and 3 are correct C. 2 and 3 are correct D. 1, 2 and 3 are correct



This questions actually belongs to soil mechanism.

As non-cohesive soils are sandy types. So one should not talk about consolidation.

So B.1 and 3 are correct