Footings

JLC Field Guide: Footings

Footings serve to spread the load onto the soil for adequate bearing, and to provide a smooth, level surface for wall forms or for block and mortar work. Footings also resist lateral soil pressure at the base of foundation walls.

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Footings Featured Articles

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Foundation Drainage

Preventing frost action * Perimeter drain design * Details for removing roof runoff * Placing drain tile More

Foundation Footing Fundamentals
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Foundation Footing Fundamentals

Concrete expert Brent Anderson explains the code rules and structural issues... More

Underpinning a Foundation
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Underpinning a Foundation

Before adding new living space above an existing garage, make sure the footings... More

Retrofitting Basements
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Retrofitting Basements

Building restrictions in California are prompting homeowners who want more space... More

Foundation Footing Fundamentals
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Foundation Footing Fundamentals

Concrete expert Brent Anderson explains the code rules and structural issues... More

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Footings Instruction

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Curing Time for Concrete Footings

Temperature, admixtures, and fly-ash content can affect how long it takes for concrete to achieve its rated strength. More

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Concrete Footings and Soil Moisture

Does the moisture content of the soil in a footing hole affect how bagged concrete cures? More

On the Job: Future-Proof Footings
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On the Job: Future-Proof Footings

Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer More

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Q&A: Capillary Break at Footing

Q: I have been told that crushed stone should be placed beneath foundation footings as a capillary break to prevent moisture from migrating up the foundation wall into the basement or crawlspace. Won’t this make the footing settle? More

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Steel for Footings

Steel for Footings More

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