What is foundation soil?
When people hear the word “soil,” they typically think of loose, surface soil. This is the soil that both structurally supports and provides nutrients and water to plants.
But that’s just one type of soil.
There are a variety of soil types, each with different physical and chemical properties. Some are excellent for building foundations, while others are unsuitable.
Soil contains both organic and inorganic particles. However, it’s the size of the inorganic particles, and the proportion they’re found determines a soil’s texture.
When it comes to soil and building foundations, the texture of the soil varies according to depth and matters a lot.