Civil Engineering Construction
12 pages (3000 words)
In fact, it is a device to transmit the load of the structure to the soil below. Foundation is provided for the following main purposes-
Depending on the type of structure and the soil conditions prevalent, different types of foundations such as Strip Footing, Spread or Isolated Footing, Combined Footing, Strap or Cantilever Footing, Raft Foundation, Pile Foundation, Drilled Piers, Caisson, Well Foundation may be provided.