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Dave and Ralph,
 
It is not quite an "across the board" requirement.  Overall, only a very limited number of houses will be affected, with the Bay and LA areas hit hardest.   
 
These areas are known for their no-so-good soils , and, in all honesty, require soil investigation anyway. 
 
As far as I know, a decent residential soil report in OC can be done for about $3K, and represents a negligible fraction of a median property cost of about $655K.  
 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
    
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 08:43
Subject: Re: what's wrong?

In a message dated 1/15/08 8:41:34 AM, davea(--nospam--at)laneengineers.com writes:
The foundation is of the utmost importance, certainly, but to require a soils report across the board ... especially for light-frame/single-story/non-expansive-soil-supported structures ... seems sort of harsh.


Anything to drive up the cost of housing, eh?

Ralph



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