As it turns out, not all dirt is made of the same… dirt? Some soil contains ‘reactive soil’ which refers to changing moisture content. This means some slabs need to have piers (concrete poured under the slab) which helps stabilize and protect the house from sinking or buckling. This can start to become pricey depending on how many you need and how deep they need to go! Unfortunately, you can’t tell what the soil type is until you have a soil report completed (after the land is titled).
Here at Porter Davis, we have helped so many people get into their dream home (in locations all across Melbourne), so we have a great understanding on what areas have great soil (and which are potentially problematic). If you want peace of mind or one less thing to worry about, you can always consider a House and Land package!