3.3 Preparing the ground

Take it further with these ideas and web links

Concrete is a vital material for foundations, but it has its drawbacks:

Find out more at:

Find out about the land in your community:

  • Visit your library to find a geological map of your area.
  • Ask your local building inspector what issues local developers must address.

Famous foundations:

The leaning Tower of Pisa took 177 years to build – but began to lean after just five years. It continued to move until 2008. Use the internet to find out:

  • why the tower leans
  • what has been done to make it stable.

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