The Seal Cove Geotechnical Hazards Map divides the Seal Cove area into three zones based on similar geotechnical hazards or problems. Consequently, the terrain within each zone is considered to have similar potentials and constraints for development. In essence, each zone reflects different levels of risk to man and structures.

The physical conditions and the associated risk of the three zones are described on the Geotechnical Hazards Map, along with the various levels of geotechnical investigations required to evaluate the particular hazards in each zone. The following section describes the criteria for each hazard zone, defines the associated risk for development in each zone and defines the scope of required geotechnical investigations. The Geotechnical Hazards Map is part of the land use policy to guide future development in the Seal Cove study area.