18.36.010   Soils report.
   A.   A preliminary soils report, prepared by a civil engineer, registered in the state and based upon adequate test borings, shall be required for every subdivision for which a final tract or final parcel map is required. The preliminary soils report may be waived if the city engineer finds that sufficient knowledge exists as to the soil qualities of the soils of the subdivision.
   B.   In the event the preliminary soils report indicates the presence of critically expansive soils or other soil problems which, if not corrected, would lead to structural defects, a soils investigation of each lot or parcel in the subdivision shall be required and must be performed by a civil engineer registered in the state, who shall recommend the corrective action which is likely to prevent structural damage to each structure proposed to be constructed in the area where such soil problems exist.
   C.   The subdivision or any portion thereof where such soil problems exist may be approved if it is determined that the recommended action is likely to prevent structural damage to each structure to be constructed and that the issuance of any building permit shall be conditioned to include this recommended action within the construction of each structure involved.
(Ord. 82-3-889 § 1 (part))