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

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 down a slope, usually after a period of heavy rain. When buildings balance … 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?

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, the building where you work, the stores you shop in—all of them are built on … Continue reading What type of soil is good for a foundation for buildings or houses?