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What Is a Piled Raft Foundation?

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Architects use raft foundations when no solid layer of soil exists at or near the ground surface. This means the surface soils are not stable enough and the bedrock is too deep to reach for a conventional foundation. The raft foundation spreads the
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a raft foundation is a continuous footing that supports an entire structure, such as a floor . Also known as foundation mat.
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( ′raft fau̇n′dā·shən ) (civil engineering) A continuous footing that supports an entire structure, such as a floor. Also known as foundation mat.
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The wood acts like a slab foundation, spreading your weight to reduce the pressure on the ground.
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