Difference between Foundation and Footing


I have already Discussed Types of Foundation in Building construction. And today I will discuss the Difference between Foundation and Footing , Many student they are confused in this topic , so therefore after reading this article you are able to know the difference between foundation and column in detail. Let’s get start.

What is Foundation : 

In civil Engineering Foundation is the lower porting of the building structure which transfer the any structure l load to the earth.

Here we have two types of foundation one is Shallow foundation and second one is Deep foundation.


We have already  Discussed : what is Raft foundation ( Mat Foundation )

What is footing : 

In civil Engineering Footing is the types of foundation which is under the column and spread the load to a large area which increase the bearing capacity of soil .

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Written by: Engr Sami Ullah Stanikzai

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Founder & Admin of civilstudents.com I am Civil Engineer working as a Site Engineer. With a good subject knowledge in civil Engineering. And I have started the blog to share my valuable information with civil engineer students. Civil Global is the Civil Engineering learning Home around all over the world.


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