There are various types of foundation used to build structures based on the bearing capacity of the soil, type of building and other parameters. We have covered the broad types of foundation such as shallow foundations and deep foundation. The continuous footing is one of them. Definition The continuous footing…

Generally, 150mm thickness of sand filling is provided beneath the PCC bed. You may be confused!. The concrete is a stable element then why do we need sand filling beneath PCC in footing!. There are five possible reasons behind sand filling under footings. Let’s see each briefly. Reason 1 -…

The primary function of the foundation is to receive different types of load which occurs on the structure and eventually distribute to the ground without any displacement. Different types of foundation are used based on the location, structure weight and soil bearing capacity. The floating foundation is one among them.…

The foundation is a vital part of any structure which transfers all types of loads to the ground. There are several types of foundation used in construction based on the soil bearing capacity. Grillage foundation is one among them. What is the grillage Foundation? A column or pier foundation formed…

In an earlier post, we have discussed how to calculate the material for concrete? & now we are going to see how to calculate the volume for trapezoidal footing volume along with an example. Trapezoidal Volume Calculation Formula The below formula is used to calculate the volume of the trapezoidal…

The foundation has received the all loads like dead load, live load, seismic load, etc., which is distributed to column & it transfer to the ground. The entire pressure of the structure should not greater than the safe bearing capacity of soil (SBC).

The capacity of the soil that supports the structural load to the ground without any shear failure or settlement is called safe bearing capacity of the soil.