CK Concrete Forming and Design Inc. specializes in Architectural and Structural concrete for the industrial, institutional, and commercial industries. CK Concrete Forming Vancouver and Design Inc. also provides a broad range of construction experience in seismic upgrading, pre-engineered structural steel, multi level concrete structures, LEED Projects and self- consolidating concrete (SCC).
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Foundation is the lowest part of the building or the civil structure that is in direct contact with the soil which transfers loads from the structure to the soil safely. Generally, the foundation can be classified into two categories: shallow foundation or deep foundation. A shallow foundation transfers the load to a stratum present in a shallow depth. The deep foundation transfers the load to a deeper depth below the ground surface. A tall building like a skyscraper or a building constructed on very weak soil requires deep foundation. If the constructed building has the plan to extend vertically in future, then a deep foundation must be suggested.
Foundations are provided for all load-carrying structures for the following purposes:
Foundation is the main reason behind the stability of any structure. The stronger the foundation, the more stable is the structure. The proper design and construction of foundations provide a proper surface for the development of the substructure at a proper level and over a firm bed.
A specially designed foundation helps in avoiding the lateral movements of the supporting material. A proper foundation distributes the load onto the surface of the bed uniformly. This uniform transfer helps in avoiding unequal settlement of the building. Differential settlement is an undesirable building effect.
The foundation serves the purpose of completely distributing the load from the structure over a large base area and then to the soil underneath. This load transferred to the soil should be within the allowable bearing capacity of the soil. Functions of Foundation in Construction Based on the purposes of the foundation in construction, the main functions of the foundation can be enlisted as below:
Provide overall lateral stability for the structure
The foundation serves the function of providing a level surface for the construction of the substructure
Load Distribution is carried out evenly
The load intensity is reduced to be within the safe bearing capacity of the soil
The soil movement effect is resisted and prevented
Scouring and the undermining issues are solved by the construction of the foundation
Requirements of a Good Foundation
The design and the construction of a well-performing foundation must possess some basic requirements that must not be ignored. The design and the construction of the foundation are done such that it can sustain as well as transmit the dead and the imposed loads to the soil. This transfer has to be carried out without resulting in any form of settlement that can result in any form of stability issues for the structure.
Differential settlements can be avoided by having a rigid base for the foundation. These issues are more pronounced in areas where the superimposed loads are not uniform in nature. Based on the soil and area it is recommended to have a deeper foundation so that it can guard against any form of damage or distress. These are mainly caused due to the problem of shrinkage and swelling because of temperature changes.
The location of the foundation chosen must be an area that is not affected or influenced by future works or factors.
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