Provide 2 copies of Energy Compliance forms and calculations (Title 24 Report)
Provide 2 copies of engineering calculations
Provide 3 copies of soils reports
The 2010 CBC, section 1802.2 requires a soils report for all work that requires a foundation, with some exceptions. This requirement has significant financial implications as related to small residential additions. In researching this, I found neighboring jurisdictions that have policies that address this that make sense for us to consider. As a result, we will be using the following for our policy:
- Any residential addition not exceeding 500 sq ft with an existing foundation that is serviceable will not need a soils report provided the same style foundation is used for the addition.
- Any residential addition over 500 sq ft will need a written statement from the designer or owner that the existing foundation is not damaged or failing in any area. If the foundation statement is provided and the foundation is accepted then the same style foundation may be used without the need for a soils report.
- All new residential foundations (new homes) will require a soils report for plan check.
Please note this policy only applies to residential construction.