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Steps to layout footing at construction site

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This civil engineering article shows the steps for footing layout at construction site as well as the drawing details of footing.

Besides, you will also get details about footing size calculation and steel calculation for footing.

Footing stands for the lower section of the foundation that is built up underneath the ground level in solid surface.

The footing is created for the following reasons :-

To transmit the live and dead loads of the building to soil over a greater area in order that neither the soil or nor the building shift.

To withstand settlement and lateral load.

Data or information necessary for footing design

Permissible bearing strength of soil (the building codes of different organizations is several countries provide permissible strength that can be utilized for sectioning footings.)

Total load along with live load and dead load.

Length and width of column.

The lower the bearing strength of the soil, the footing should be more wider.

Also Read: How to set up layout for Footings and RCC Columns for developing a building

When the soil has good strength, the footing isn't stringently required. In this case, the soil below the wall can retain the building up.

Large houses on weak soil require footings 2 feet wide or more. But the lightest buildings on the tougher soil need footings as narrow as 7 or 8 inches. Under an 8-inch-thick wall, no footing is required.

To clear your conceptions, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Tutorials Tips

Steps to layout footing at construction site