Concrete Footing Fundamentals

Under every house is a foundation, and under most foundations are footings. Most of the time we take footings for granted, and usually we can: For typical soils, a common 16- or 20-inch-wide footing can more than handle the relatively light weight of an ordinary house.

Footings Introduction
Why Soils Matter
Footing Dimensions
Fixes for Misplaced Footings
Spanning over a Soft Spot
Water in the Excavation
Changes in Elevation

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