Need technical advice please, ASAP
I have mentioned before on this board about our drainage issues on out lot and the fact that we still have no footings. The site prep guy cleared the footprint of the house back on 2-1-12 and we still have no footings. We asked on our own time for a second unrelated site prep person to come over yesterday and look at our lot. This guy said he didn't know why the footings weren't in and why the heck they scraped out lot down so low (about 6 fix in some areas). Our house will be on a crawl space not having a basement. This 2nd opinion site prep guy said we should place the footings on the bedrock and grade the soil already on the lot to fix the drainage issue and start building now!
Our builder stated Monday that he is waiting on an informal report from a Geo Tech Engineer before moving forward.
My question is why wouldn't we place the footing on bedrock now? Why wait to have the soil dry, bring in fill, compact this all and then place the footings on the compacted soil?
Please help anyone with a little advice, ASAP. We are trying to get our builder to meet with us. No response yet, which is another issue we have with our builder, but that's beside the point.
Thank you in advance!