What is a soil bore test?
Some towns require a soil bore test be conducted prior to issuing a building permit. This test analyzes the soil that’s in the ground to make sure that we engineer the foundation with appropriate walls and footers. The boring and test usually costs less than $1500 and we can roll this cost into your site work accruals and thus into your mortgage.
Another, less costly test, is called a penetrometer test which analyzes the soil at the time we are excavating for the foundation. A penetrometer test would be in place of a soil bore test but not all townships allow for this.