Hi, I have bought a plot of land to build a timber frame house and i would like to know what type of foundation to use.
The ground conditions: when i dug down through the top soil i came upon sand about 200mm below to soil and hit the water table about 1000mm.
the sand has got a gravel and clay content.
I have been told that as long as i stay above the water table there should not be a problem with strip foundations.
I have also been told a slab foundation would be better just in case the water table increased.
Can you shed sum light on this for me....