Follow these links to key soil resources on this and other sites, and other useful information for designers, landscapers and builders.
Soil Best Practices:New Construction
See the Why and How To pages for more background and tools, the Case Studies page for links to examples and designs around the Puget sound region, or view a slideshow Building Soil: Foundation for Success (PDF 37 slides, 4.8 MB). Key resources on this site are repeated below:
RESOURCE LIST (PDF) has clickable links to soil and compost specifications, examples, stormwater background, soil biology, erosion control, and more...
Soil BMP Guide (PDF) shows how to meet Washington DOE's soil BMP requirements for soil protection and amendment on contruction sites.
The Guide also lists compost suppliers in Western Washington, and soil analytical labs in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Compost Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) uses the formula from the Soil BMP Guide to help calculate the amount and cost of compost needed under your site's soil conditions.
Field Verification excerpt from the Soil BMP Guide gives simple, quick methods to inspect and verify proper soil amendment installation.
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