Pad foundations are normally needed to transfer concentrated loads to the founding material. In residential construction these are normally required beneath steel columns or masonry piers.
We need the following information to design a pad foundation:
architectural layouts or sketch drawings with dimensions of the property / extension so we can work out the loadings on the pad foundation
the distance between the foundation and any boundary
All designs are carried out in accordance with BS 8110 (The structural use of concrete) and BS 8004:1986 (The code of practice for foundations).
You should satisfy yourself that the excavation for the foundations will not undermine any adjacent foundations or neighbouring ground
Excavations may fall under the Party Wall Act Please seek specialist advice.
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