Furthermore - from the perspective of prudence, there are several soil-related tasks that should be met. First of all, there is the challenge of evaluating the future impact on the soil, which results from today’s land use and that which is expected from planned activities. An activity that interferes with the natural function of the soil should be avoided or restricted if possible. Other than pollution, it should be noted that physical changes (i.e. compaction of the soil, changes of the water balance, and soil erosion) can cause unwanted side-effects in the soil. Second, various activities such as overbuilding and soil sealing almost inevitably destroy soil functions. They should be restricted to the avoidable degree.
In questions of soil functionality and use-requirements, soils exhibit various properties, suitability's, and susceptibilities. Soil-related evaluations should take these elements into consideration.