Civil Engineering - Building Construction - Discussion


The foundations are placed below ground level, to increase

[A]. strength
[B]. workability
[C]. stability of structure
[D]. all the above.

Answer: Option C


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Rupesh said: (Oct 7, 2013)  
The main purpose of the fond. Is to provide stability to the structure.

It anchors the structure in the soil.

Its another main function is to distribute the load of superstructure uniformly to the subsoil.

Niranjan S said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
A foundation is the lowest and supporting layer of a structure. Foundations are generally divided into two categories: shallow foundations and deep foundations.

Diganta Gogoi said: (Feb 28, 2014)  
The main purpose of the foundation is to distribute the load of the superstructure to the sub-bearing strata and depth of foundation is below the ground level to prevent the external force like wind load etc. And hence to stabilized the structure.

C.Anil Kumar said: (Aug 17, 2014)  
What is the main difference between shallow foundation and deep foundation?

Venkatesh Babu Rj said: (Jan 31, 2015)  
Generally to increase the anchorage of the foundation. Because, We increase the anchorage automatically satisfy the sliding and overturning of the foundation.

Engr Sammy said: (May 13, 2015)  
The foundations is a bedrock of all building component.

Prashantsoni said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
A foundation is shallow if its depth is equal to or less than its width.

The Deep foundations are simply called foundations. The depth of the foundation is more than the width.

Chirag said: (Nov 8, 2015)  
Foundations also used to increases the strength of structure.

Evans Keith Butiko said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Foundation is the base where the structure applies its load and safely transmitted to the subsoil.

Eng Macx said: (Nov 3, 2017)  
Totally when wrong foundations are selected for different buildings it results into a collapse of the structure thus all foundations must be designed to carry every expected weight and drive the forces to the deep soil strata hence improving the stability of the structure.

Anuradha Kumari said: (Mar 23, 2018)  
The part of the building constructed below the ground level is called substructure. It is known as foundation, it transfer the entire load of building to the soil.

Apurva said: (May 4, 2018)  
See, the Deep foundation the depth is greater than its width and type of deep foundation are pile, pier & caisson foundation. Whereas, the shallow foundation is the foundation with less depth and more width. And the type of shallow foundation is grillage (used in low bearing soil), combined (tow or more footing either rectangular or trapezoidal), strap (beam), raft or mat (Reinforced mat).

Nishant said: (Jul 13, 2018)  
Stability depend on various parameter.

Prince said: (Feb 1, 2019)  
Will foundation increase the bearing capacity of the soil?

Gideon Kipkemoi said: (Sep 12, 2019)  
Foundation increases the strength of the structure.

Santhosh said: (Nov 10, 2019)  
How to check foundation stability?

Is there any test to check the stability?

Eng.Jean Bosco said: (Mar 3, 2020)  
Foundation increase the stability of a structure. It is substructure part and must be designed carefully as it can affect whole structure.

Abraham Clifford Allaputa said: (May 1, 2020)  
The solidity and firmness of structure depend upon the stability of the substructure (Foundation), so the type of foundation you used depends on the weight of a building and the nature of the soil distributing the live or dead load. Actually what carries the weight of a building is not the foundation, but the substratum. The foundation distributes and stabilize the weight of a building to the Soil substratum which carries the weight of the building.

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