Column Footing is Provided

By Aina Parasher|Updated : July 5th, 2022

Column Footing is provided-

  1. To spread the column load over a large area.
  2. To ensure that the intensity of bearing pressure between the column footing and soil does not exceed the permissible bearing capacity of the soil.
  3. To distribute the column load over soil through the column footing.
  4. All options are correct.

Answer: D. All options are correct

Column Footing is provided to spread the load over a large area, to ensure that the intensity of bearing pressure between the footing and soil is within the permissible limit of the bearing capacity of the soil, and to distribute the column load over soil through the column footing.

Solution

Column footing is also known as independent footing. The structure which is built above the footing is known as a superstructure. Column footing is provided to transfer or distribute the load coming from the superstructure to the soil below and also to make sure that the intensity of bearing pressure between the footing and soil is within the permissible limit of the bearing capacity of the soil.

Shallow foundations are also known as footings, which are used when the soil below has good strength at a lower depth. Shallow foundations require a large area to distribute the load.

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