The footprint of your home or any building is defined by its foundation. This is usually a combination of concrete footings that bear the bulk of a home’s or building’s structural weight, and concrete walls, which you will see in an unfinished basement. A solid foundation and perfectly installed footings of sufficient size to support the structure are important to the satisfactory performance of buildings.
Footings act as the base of a building foundation and transmit the superimposed load to the soil. The type and size of the footings must be suitable to the soil condition, and in cold climates, the footings should be far enough below the ground level to be protected from frost. This depth is established by local building codes.
Concrete has been a successful building material for centuries. Concrete foundations and footings should be robust to support the building that is built above. Poured concrete foundation walls and footings come in all sizes, thickness, heights, and widths. As concrete gets taller, it must get thicker. All of these dimensions are interrelated. Poured concrete foundations and footings are more reliable than those of other materials and are recommended for use in any foundations.
At Action Concrete, we provide complete solutions to all your foundation or footings needs. Our experienced team will work with you from the start to properly plan and bid your work, whether it’s footings, foundations, walls, and even retaining walls. Call us today at (775) 357-9008!