I am looking at this document, specifically at the chapter on deck inspections.chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nachi.org%2Fdocuments2012%2FHow_to_Inspect_the_Exterior-revised-Sept-2012.pdf
There is a sentence in the paragraph in the footing section that reads, “The footing near the home may not be placed on undisturbed soil. Some codes consider soil to be undisturbed if it hasn’t been disturbed in more than five years.”
Is this correct and clear? I thought that a footing must be placed in undisturbed soil. Could someone kindly clarify?
Jon Stivers, Top Inspections LLC, Philadelphia, Pa.