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One might expect a book titled Design and Repair of Residential and Light Commercial Foundations to be a practical manual on how to design light foundations, and repair those that have failed. However, a quick scan of the back cover gives a better inkling of what you'll find in the contents, which include soil engineering, site preparation, drainage, and "basic" foundation design for structural and "geotechnical" engineers. The author's tone is academic and scholarly, and I would think that technical readers or students would get the most out of this volume. The scope of the text is also not as broad as the title suggests. The author mainly focuses on two specific foundation types (pier-and-beam and slabs) and on the