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Dig Foundation - Foundation Design

Star Knowing your foundation design is vital before starting digging.

My foundation design

Designing foundations needs lots of thought.  It took me a while to get to the foundation design that is shown here...

Foundation Exterior

 Foundation Exterior (Cropped)

I did a lot of reading of building science papers and a lot of thinking.  I then talked through the proposed foundation design with every knowledgeable person I could find.  I talked it through with a civil engineering friend, the guy at the local county building department, my local friendly building inspector, my structural engineer, and various building product suppliers.  Eventually after lots of iterations I arrived at a design I am happy with.


Here is the drawing version for the internal concrete walls...

Foundation Interior walls 

Foundation Interior Wall (Cropped)