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What is concrete footing?

Footings are an important part of foundation construction. They are typically made of concrete with rebar reinforcement that has been poured into an excavated trench. The purpose of footings is to support the foundation and prevent settling. Footings are especially important in areas with troublesome soils.

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Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between a foundation and a footing?

Foundation can be shallow and deep. Footing includes slab, rebar which are fabricated of brickwork, masonry or concrete. Foundation types include piles, caissons, footings, piers, the lateral supports, and anchors. Footing reinforces support to an individual column.

Beside above, what are the 3 types of foundations? Following are different types of foundations used in construction:

  • Shallow foundation. Individual footing or isolated footing. Combined footing. Strip foundation. Raft or mat foundation.
  • Deep Foundation. Pile foundation. Drilled Shafts or caissons.

Secondly, what is a concrete footing and slab?

As the name suggests, a slab is a single layer of concrete, several inches thick. The slab is poured thicker at the edges, to form an integral footing; reinforcing rods strengthen the thickened edge. The slab normally rests on a bed of crushed gravel to improve drainage.

What type of concrete is used for footings?

A concrete mix of 1 part cement : 2 parts sand : 4 parts coarse aggregate (by volume) should be used for footings.

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