Foundations pp 61-70 | Cite as

Selection of foundation type

  • V. C. Launder
Part of the Essence Books on Building book series (EBB)


Although there are quite a number of different types of foundation, most are applicable to particular situations, and there is rarely any choice once all the parameters are known. The main types of foundation are as follows:
  1. 1.

    Strip foundations

  2. 2.

    Pad foundations

  3. 3.

    Raft foundations

  4. 4.

    Buoyancy foundations

  5. 5.

    Piled foundations

A description of each and indication of its general application is given below.


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© V. C. Launder 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. C. Launder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of BristolUK

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