Considering building on land surrounded by water...We would like an expert to give us their opinion. Who would be the best person to ask?

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Considering building on land surrounded by water...We would like an expert to give us their opinion. Who would be the best person to ask?

Asked by Courtney

The lot is surrounded by 3 sides by a pond. We are concerned with possible foundation issues and/or flooding. Would the building contractor be the best person to ask or some other professional?

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Adam Beazley's picture

Sounds like you need to get a soils testing engineer out to the property to do a proper soils test and analysis. Normally their report will tell you specifically what type of foundation, fill and sub-fill is necessary to support a structure. They are a bit costly, but hey so is fixing foundation issues.