Types of earth

Earth is classified according to its color like brick red, dark brown, black, yellow or mixed, according to its smell, texture and taste. Black and clayey soil is not good for construction.

The soil white in color, having lotus smell and sweet taste and that contain greenery is very good.
The soil red in color, smelling blood and astringent in taste is good but needs some attention.
The soil yellow/pale green in color, grainish smell and sour taste is average and needs a lot of rectification before commencement of work.

The soil black in color, having pungent small and bitter taste should be avoided as it is not auspicious for construction of the houses.

While designing the foundation, the load bearing capacity of the soil should be checked. The real analysis of soil should be done which determines the land selection for the plot and for the foundation of the building.

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