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Old 11-06-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Does your area (SA) have the same terrible expansive soil like DFW? DFW's soil problems are well known.

I've lived in Denver before and am familiar with how terrible expansive clay soil can be. Denver's soil problems are wide-spread and extremely destructive to buildings and structures.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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Some areas, yes. Do a search within the SA forum for more details. There are multiple threads on this subject.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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My yard is mostly rock. Not expansive at all.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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Like Resonator I have virtually no soil. In my part of Canyon Springs we’re on pretty much solid limestone. Digging a hole in my neighborhood is a significant undertaking. Neighbor got some great trees when he put in a pool and landscaped his backyard. Trees were the bargain but it cost him $200 a hole to get the holes jackhammered out.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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A lot of different types of soils converge in the San Antonio area, including some that are very clay-ey, and some that are not.

There is a good soil map of Bexar County from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - you can see the variation across the area:

https://agrilifecdn.tamu.edu/bexarco...-Map-Bexar.gif
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Good info, folks.

BTW, I've used an electric jackhammer to plant trees in my yard too (Phoenix.) Ya gotta do what ya gotta do...��
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Lots of soft ground in South San Antonio/Bexar County, no problems digging there or getting your truck stuck in mud/sand.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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My yard is mostly rock. Not expansive at all.
San Antonio is on the Balcones Escarpment fall line. The hillier north and west suburbs are limestone rock while the city and areas to the south and east are typical Texas coastal plain with soft, loamy soils.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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Does your area (SA) have the same terrible expansive soil like DFW? DFW's soil problems are well known.

I've lived in Denver before and am familiar with how terrible expansive clay soil can be. Denver's soil problems are wide-spread and extremely destructive to buildings and structures.

USDA provides a mapping site for soils that is very good. Lots of good information there.



websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm
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