When was the last time you really thought about the soil that your home is sitting on? It may seem like just an afterthought when you’re in the market for a new home or adding on to your existing one, but investigating the soil upon which your home is built can tell you a great deal about the history and future of the property that you have invested in and live on.
No need to go out shopping for test tubes, Petri dishes, and microscopes! The US Department of Agriculture has already done the “dirty” work and has put together an extremely comprehensive Web Soil Survey website that contains digital maps and unbelievable amounts of digital soil data that has been methodically collected. Just type in your address and then explore almost anything you ever wanted to know about the soil upon which your home is sitting including chemical properties, erosion factors and likelihood, and its drainage class.
This is truly invaluable information if you are considering building an addition to your existing home or are concerned about the dirt that your little ones inevitably become covered in after playing outside.
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