Removal of Topsoil and Organic Matter

(1)  The topsoil and vegetable matter in all unexcavated areas under a building shall be removed.

    (2)  In localities where termite infestation is known to be a problem, all stumps, roots and other wood debris shall be removed from the soil to a depth of not less than 300 mm in unexcavated areas under a building.

    (3)  The bottom of every excavation shall be free of all organic material.

Article Ontario Regulation 332/12 Building Code,   Information published by for educational purposes only.