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Concrete Footing Fundamentals

Learn the role footings play in keeping foundations from settling and how to size them properly for soil conditions

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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

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Brent Anderson is a consulting engineer and concrete contractor who serves on the American Concrete Institute Committee 332, Residential Concrete.

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