Foundation is the primary and most important part of any Building. There are many types of foundations like strip footing, isolated footing, raft footing, pile foundations, combined footing, etc. The selection of Foundation is based on soil conditions and structural requirement.
Foundations are broadly classified as :
- Shallow Foundations
- Deep Foundations
In this post, we will read about ISOLATED FOOTING Only.
Reinforcement detailing of the footing is as much necessary as site investigation for the type of footing and structural design of footing. A careful detailing reflects the plan requirement of the foundation for structural stability. A good detailing of reinforcement covers topics like the cover to reinforcement based on environmental considerations for durability, minimum reinforcement and bar diameters, decent dimensioning of footing, etc.