Construction Foundation Landscaping Services
What is Foundation Work?
?Foundation construction in landscaping can be just as crucial as it is in building construction. It all begins with the foundation acting as a balanced transfer point of weight. In residential landscape type efforts, foundation design applies to services such as these:
- New Construction Projects
- Home Remodeling Additions
See below a summation of what Foundation work is:
A foundation (also called a groundsill) is a structure that transfers loads to the earth. Foundations are generally broken into two categories: shallow foundations and deep foundations.
Shallow footings are, usually, embedded a meter or so into soil. One common type is the spread footing which consists of strips or pads of concrete (or other materials) which extend below the frost line and transfer the weight from walls and columns to the soil or bedrock. Another common type is the slab-on-grade footing where the weight of the building is transferred to the soil through a concrete slab placed at the surface.
A deep footing is used to transfer a load from a structure through an upper weak layer of soil to a stronger deeper layer of soil. There are different types of deep footings including helical piles, impact driven piles, drilled shafts, caissons, piers, and earth stabilized columns. The naming conventions for different types of footings vary between different engineers. Historically, piles were wood, later steel, reinforced concrete, and pre-tensioned concrete. See reference below.
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