The Impact of Colorado Soils on Homes

Nate Dowden, Geotechnical Engineer at RMG Engineers, was featured on Denver Real Estate Radio show and discusses why it is important for a homebuyer to be concerned about the type of soil a house was built upon. We have a variety of soil types along the Front Range, ranging from sand to claystone. The term expansive soil is used frequently when referring to Colorado soil, and these are the soils that when they are wetted, swell up. It is important for buyers to looks at the drainage around the house, and make sure that water runs away from the foundation system. RMG Engineers can provide soils tests for anyone looking to buy a home or purchase a lot in Colorado.