Step by Step This video will show you the different types of foundations that are commonly used in residential and commercial construction.  some of these foundations are:

Slab on Grade:
The most typical type of foundation, consist on a footing that surrounds the perimeter of the structure and is covered by a slab set on grade.

Piers:
Used to support posts, these are footings for above grade that hold posts for above grade structures like modular buildings, mobile homes, trellises, patio covers and etc.

Wall foundation:
Used on retaining walls, restraining walls and perimeter walls for modular and above grade buildings.  these types of footings are usually built  in combination with masonry or brick walls.

Columns:
These footings are used to support heavy loads that will sit on a single bearing point. for example, support beams, front porches, etc...

Types of Foundations

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