Why do mudslides occur and how do they relate to soil?

Question: Why do mudslides occur and how do they relate to soil? Answer: As explained in the last Soils Matter post, in order to have a strong foundation for a house or a building, the soil must also be stable and strong. A mudslide (or landslide) consists of mud and other earth materials that fall … Continue reading Why do mudslides occur and how do they relate to soil?

What type of soil is good for a foundation for buildings or houses?

Question: What type of soil is good for a foundation for buildings or houses? Answer: In both cities and the countryside, selection of sites with the best soil is an important engineering decision in the building process. Whether you live in a house, condo, or apartment, your home is connected to the soil. Your school, … Continue reading What type of soil is good for a foundation for buildings or houses?