One of the simple and practical test to determine the relative density of the soil is the indication by refilling the excavated earth into a pit without consolidation. The soil is
supposed to be superior, if some soil is left over after refilling the pit.
The site is average, if no soil remains and the site is inferior, if the excavated soil does not fill the pit. A simple test to determine the suitability of the soil is by sowing a small quantity of paddy and water in a selected plot. The soil is well graded, dense and good for a building, if the paddy sprouts begins to appear on the third day.
Interestingly many guidelines that are applicable in selection of sites on astrological considerations tally with the engineering aspects in construction of buildings.
|SI No.||Vastu Suggestion||Explanation in the Contemporary|
|1||The low lying areas, water borne or water locked areas or where streams flow or poisonous creatures exist are not considered as suitable house sites.||Low lying areas are susceptible to floods which will endanger the structure. The existence of poisonous creatures will be harmful to human life.|
|2||The immediate vicinity of temples, water tanks, palace, and public places are not. advisable to be selected as house sites.||The calmness and privacy of the people living in the houses and the environment will be affected due to the floating population visiting public places.|