Ground conditions vary from site to site.  Once the load bearing capacity of the site is determined by a California load bearing test or similar, the ground build up can be designed to withstand the buildings loads.  Engineering  of the ground build-up can comprise the removal of topsoil, drainage of buildings perimeter, optimal compaction of subsoil, placing of layers of compacted aggregate with the addition of reinforced geo textiles/grid(as per specifications).  The engineered ground can encompass the entire buildings perimeter or be excavated into either strips or pads  below the load points.

Ground conditions vary from site to site.  Once the load bearing capacity of the site is determined by a California load bearing test or similar, the ground build up can be designed to withstand the buildings loads.  Engineering  of the ground build-up can comprise the removal of topsoil, drainage of buildings perimeter, optimal compaction of subsoil, placing of layers of compacted aggregate with the addition of reinforced geo textiles/grid(as per specifications).  The engineered ground can encompass the entire buildings perimeter or be excavated into either strips or pads  below the load points.

The Terratonics Foundation system can use panelised floor systems such as SIP structural Insulated Panels, CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) or Timer Frame floor system.

The Structural Beams can be solid timber, Glulam, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), composite or Flitch type beams as above