Characteristics of a good foundation for building.

Characteristics of a good foundation for building.

  • Should Strong and stable base for the superstructure.
  • Should be weather resistant such as flood, decay-resistant materials (reinforced concrete or preservative treated wood).
  • Elements sized for appropriate structure loads and local soil conditions.
  • Proper connections and anchors to transfer loads between the foundation and the rest of the structure.
  • Transfers structural loads evenly into the ground.
  • Prevents cracks and settlement of the building.
  • Should withstand the effects of ground movement/earthquakes.
  • Extends below the frost line to prevent damage from freezing

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