InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Spread Foundations

This chapter presents critieria for the design of spread footings and mats, methods of determining allowable bearing pressures, and treatment of problems in swelling subsoil. Spread foundations are of two general types; column, wall, or combined footings supporting the load of one or more structural units, and mats beneath the entire building area. This chapter also includes guidance on anchorages for tower guys.