Ok, so I submitted my plans and my application for a building permit the day before Thanksgiving. The guy at the building department told me that it would take approximately 15 working days to hear back from them. As of today, I still hadn't heard anything so I decided to call and see what's up. Unbeknownst to me, my plans were put "on hold" because they are waiting for a soils report I guess my crystal ball forgot to let me in on that little detail, but whatever -- now I know . So, my question of the day is... When they want a soils report, what information are they looking for and how could the results of this report affect my getting a permit?