HomeCrafters recommends independent soil testing on each building site.
Because each site or area may have diverse soil conditions, what would be appropriate for a foundation in one location may not be inadequate in another.
Knowing the condition of your property is critical in designing the appropriate foundation for your home.
Core soil samples will be taken on your property. An engineering lab will then provide a detailed report on the condition of the soils, including its expansiveness, bearing capacity, and potential for shifting.
The findings as outlined in the report, will be submitted to an independent engineer who will recommend the depth needed for your foundation to reach a stable base.
Finally, a separate independent licensed engineer will review your foundation design and certify that it is suitable for your home’s structure and your lot’s conditions.
Selecting your Site
Evaluating your Site
Testing Your Site
Preparing your Site