Footing

Footing

Footing – the lowest part of a foundation or load bearing member, located below the frost line and resting directly upon a compacted substrate. A footing is usually made of poured concrete but may consist of stacked masonry blocks. Continuous footings are usually reinforced with re-bar (reinforcing bars). A typical footing for residential construction is usually a minimum of eight inches deep and 16 inches wide.


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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 30 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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