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Structural Foundations

Structural Foundations

Slabs

Typically rectangular large, thick, flat pieces of concrete floor.

 

Footings

Concrete supports under a foundation that rest on solid ground.

 

Retaining Walls

Vertical structures constructed to hold back soil and resist lateral pressure caused when there is a change in ground elevation.

 

Caissons

Reinforced concrete piers poured into holes drilled into ground.

 

Grade Beams

Reinforced concrete beams that connect other structural elements such as footings and caissons into a foundation system.

 

Cast-In Place (CIP) Walls

Reinforced wall systems made of concrete poured on-site.

 

Masonry Walls

Brick or concrete block walls used in structures, for weight bearing retention, and/or for site improvements.

 

Tilt-Up

Large concrete panels poured on-site and tilted into place to form the exterior walls of buildings.

 

Basements

One or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor.

 

Decks

Flat surfaces capable of supporting weight that can form elevated floors of a building above basements, garages, parking lots, and other floors.

 

Shotcrete Walls

Walls constructed with concrete conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface, reinforced by steel rod, mesh, or fibers.

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