The area in which I work has some cool looking houses that are affordable. Now, my problem:
A few years ago, when I was a real estate agent, in a quite unrelated conversation, it was mentioned that all of the houses in either this, or a very nearby addition, had been built on some kind of sand pit, and all of the houses had began to break in half (no foundation.)
At the time, I didn’t really believe him, because I thought that he was just some blabbermouth with nothing to say, so he was just talking. Now, though, I have no way to verify what he said, and I’m quite taken with the houses in the area.
So, how does one verify whether or not a housing addition was built upon crappy ground?