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Vastu for Site Soil and Soil Testing

As per Vastu Shashtra, type of soil at site makes huge difference for building construction, its foundation and cost. Some soil types are capable enough to handle the regular foundation whereas other may need pile foundations that are generally more expensive.

The science behind Vastu for Site Soil and Soil Testing defines several guidelines for selection of site before construction and it will also help you to know about ideal soil type. Note that in Vastu Shashtra, everything is defined on the basis of proper reasoning and logics.

Types of Soils and its suitability for Building:
1. Cultivable Land:
Whenever you are about to buy a new land for building, always prefer to choose a cultivable land; it must be able to grow vegetables. There are so many types of soils that are defined on the basis of their color. You will often see brick red, black, yellow, red, white and dark brown color in soils. The most appropriate land for cultivation is yellow, brown, brick red and red.

2. Black and Clayey Soil must be avoided:
You should never go for clayey soil and black soil as they can cause dampness to foundation. Actually, such type of soils can easily retain water that is harmful for foundation. If you want to make house on such a land then you may have to spend additional money on water proofing.

3. Avoid Rocky Soil:
Land that has so many thorny trees and rocks is not ideal choice for your building. It is clear indication that this land has some rock below and before constructing your building you have to blast that; it is just an additional expenditure.

4. Avoid worm containing land:
Worm lives in soil that are very lose in nature so they are not able to support your foundation. The best idea is to ignore such lands.

5. Avoid sites that have grave:
Indeed, such type of lands can be disturbing for every member of family.

Testing Suitability of Soil:
Below are two essential soil tests recommended by Vastu Shashtra:
Filling a pit of water:
Create a hole of dimension 2’ by 2’ by 2’ in selected field and get it filled with water. If it takes more than one hour to absorb this water then this soil is good for your building but if water gets absorbed readily then it indicates that soil is too loose and it cannot handle foundation of your house.
Refilling pit with soil:
Dig one more hole with same dimension and then just fill it again with the same soil. If you find some soil remaining after filling this hole then land is perfect for construction. When there is no soil left then soil can be rated average. In third case, if hole just don’t even get fully filled then it is definitely not suitable for building.

It is good to carry soil tests appropriately before making efforts to design foundation of your house. A good land can ensure great building where families can live with happiness for years.

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