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Discussion Forum : Building Construction - Section 1 (Q.No. 5)
The foundations are placed below ground level, to increase
stability of structure
all the above.
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Rupesh said:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   1 decade ago
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:   10 years ago
What is the main difference between shallow foundation and deep foundation?

Venkatesh babu RJ said:   9 years ago
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:   9 years ago
The foundations is a bedrock of all building component.

Prashantsoni said:   9 years ago
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:   9 years ago
Foundations also used to increases the strength of structure.

EVANS KEITH BUTIKO said:   7 years ago
Foundation is the base where the structure applies its load and safely transmitted to the subsoil.

Eng macx said:   7 years ago
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.

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