These may not look like much, but this is the pad for the house. Improved fill has been brought in and put in place. Our soils here are mostly clay based and they expand and contract according to the amount of moisture present. The improved fill is put into place (in this case 30") to absorb the movement of the clay under the house. We had boring samples done and a soil analysis based on the findings. That analysis and our floor plan drawings are with the engineer now and he is designing our foundation. Once that is done we will move forward with a concrete company to build the foundation.