2015-3-13-shallow-foundations

Shallower Than Shallow Foundations

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineering

Shallow foundations are the most commonly designed and constructed structural foundation system.  As opposed to deep foundations where structural loads are transferred to subsurface layers or multiple depth ranges, shallow foundations transfer loads to the earth (soil) relatively near to the ground surface.  Some examples of shallow foundations include building components often seen in residential construction such as spread footings, …