Definition of Foundation | Purpose of Foundation

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Definition: The bottom most part of the substructure which transmit load of the structure along with its own weight into the soil underneath or surroundings without carrying shear failure or bearing capacity failure and excessive settlement.

Purpose of Foundation: The main purpose of the foundation is is to distribute the structural load over a large bearing area without causing bearing capacity failure and excessive settlement to obtain a level and hard strata or bed for building operations to increase the stability of the structure as a whole.

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One Response to “Definition of Foundation | Purpose of Foundation”

  1. VISHAL GAUR says:

    September 28th, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Nice answer

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