When you have a building project for a valuable asset like a home you have to be certain you provide your builder or structural engineer with the right information for foundation design. This classification of the site is based on the expected movement of the foundation soils and related to the capacity of the soil to shrink or swell in accordance with Australian Standard AS2870 – Site Classification.
Site-Specific Foundation Design Can Save You Money and Heartache
An accurate site classification can, in many instances, result in an efficient foundation design, which can lead to construction savings over standard generic designs that may not be specific to your site-specific geological conditions. An accurate site investigation can also identify any problems which may need to be addressed and planned into your foundation design and building specifications.