Create the right concrete foundation


When creating a concrete foundation, it is crucial which loads it has to carry. In addition to the dead weight of the body, lateral forces must also be considered. The stability of the entire structure is based on the concrete foundation.

Point foundations are concrete "shoes" that anchor posts and columns securely in the ground. Mostly it is cuboids or squares with a minimum depth of forty centimeters that guarantee frost resistance.

Strip foundations are chosen for both surface and longitudinal fixings. The "bands" distribute the weight load over their surfaces on the soil and serve to anchor several attachment points of the structure.

A full foundation extends over the entire surface of the later structure such as under a concrete floor or a floor slab. It is only necessary for heavily loaded floors or superstructures. Full foundations are usually cast in different thicknesses, usually thicker at the edges than in the middle.


Video Board: How to Build and setup a Concrete Foundation for Garages, Houses, Room additions, Etc Part 1