Concrete Footing Fundamentals
Learn the role footings play in keeping foundations from settling and how to size them properly for soil conditions
If you know your soil bearing capacity, following these practical guidelines will ensure strong footings.
Concrete Footing Design Basics
What are concrete footings? Understanding footing design rules
Why soils matter: Understanding soil type and bearing capacities
Footing dimensions: How to determine the minimum size for soil conditions
Construction Tips for Dealing with Common Problems
Concrete calculator for footing pours: Figure out how many cubic yards you'll need
Brent Anderson is a consulting engineer and concrete contractor who serves on the American Concrete Institute Committee 332, Residential Concrete.
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