Foundations on natural drains of water should be avoided.

There should be no trees or their roots near the area where foundations are to be provided

Anti termite treatment should essentially be done in a proper and prescribed manner.

Proper shuttering should be provided on the side walls of foundations to prevent soil caving.

The reinforcement bars to be provided for seismic strengthening should be properly embedded in the foundation as per directions

Brick should be properly soaked in water before use. Similarly stones should be washed before use.

The base concrete to be provided should be 7.5 cm to 15 cm (3″ to 6″) more on either side of the foundation design width.

The base concrete should also be cured and rammed properly before commencement of work either for brick/stone foundation or for foundations in concrete

Reinforcement Cover : The steel reinforcement for foundations in concrete should be provided as per design and placed with a proper cover.

Construction in plumb : The foundations and super structure should be constructed in an absolutely vertical manner.