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Foundation System

Foundation is a part of walls, piers and columns in direct contact with the transmitting load to the ground.
A foundation is provided for the following purposes:
  • To give enough stability to the structures against various disturbing forces, such as wind and rain.
  • To distribute the total load coming on the structure on a larger area.
  • To prepare a level surface for concreting and masonry work
  • To support the structures.
  • Foundation system

Strip Foundations


Foundation system

Strip Foundations consists of a continuous strip, usually of concrete under load bearing walls. The width of strip foundation depends on bearing capacity of the subsoil and the load on the foundation.
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Minimum width of Strip Foundation = 450 mm
Minimum Thickness of concrete strip = 150 mm
Concrete should be at least as thick as the projection of strip each side of the wall as if there were a failure of concrete by shear.
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Pad Foundations

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Raft Foundations

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Pile Foundations

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Piling Sections and elevations
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Foundations on Inclined Land

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