The part of a structural foundation that rests on the ground, spreading the weight of the structure and supporting the structure above. Footings are usually concrete. At remote sites the footings may also be mortared stone masonry.
The widened portion of the foundation or a structure that spreads and transmits the load from the building or foundation directly to, and across a broader area of, the soil. A continuous 8" or 10" thick concrete pad installed before that supports the foundation wall or monopost
Subterranean support of a structure's foundation. Poured concrete is the best material for a house footing, and it should be laid to a depth that is somewhat below the frost line in colder regions. Trench in ground with strategically placed metal rebar filled with concrete. Borders exterior of home.
The enlarged, lower portion of a substructure that distributes the structure load either to the earth or to supporting piles; the most common footing is the concrete slab; "footer" is a colloquial term for footing.
The rectangular concrete forms found under foundation walls or piers. Footings support the weight of the object above them. They are usually wider than the structure they support in order to spread the load out over a larger surface area.