The Indianapolis Department of Business and Neighborhood Services performs an important function – granting permits for commercial and residential construction. When determining whether or not to approve proposed construction projects (and while inspecting buildings), this governmental agency is tasked with ensuring that buildings are safe for us citizens who will enter them. One of the key considerations in approving the work is assessing the stability of a building’s foundation.
Buildings aren’t the only places where a stable foundation is an important feature, of course. To find another example, you need not look any further than your own body!