Raft foundations

Raft foundations from Raft Foundations CC

By: Raft Foundations CC  05-27-2011
Keywords: Building & Construction, Concrete Products, Raft Foundations

A raft foundation is usually used when building in low soil bearing conditions; it is used to distribute the building pressure over a large area so that the soil can bear the stress.

Raft foundations normally consist of reinforced concrete which extends over the entire loaded area. Can be stiffened by beams or ribs incorporated into the foundation. 

Raft foundation can also be utilized on ground conditions that do not specifically need a raft because it is much faster to construct.

Keywords: Building & Construction, Concrete Products, Raft Foundations