Tacoma Concrete Spread Footings
A spread footing is a type of structural component that acts as a base for a building's substructure. These components are constructed from concrete and are often reinforced with rebar or steel to add additional support. Depending on the size and configuration of the building, the footers can be buried just below ground level or several feet below the surface. In cold climates like Tacoma in the winter, they are always placed below the frost line to minimize problems with concrete heaving that occurs during our local freeze and thaw cycles.
Like all footers, a spread footing is used to help support the substructure or piers below a building. While traditional spot footings only have a single point of contact with the substructure, the spread variety extend continuously across the entire building footprint. Spread footings transfer the load to the entire ground, not a single point, requiring the soil to be fairly stable all around.
This type of footer design is highly beneficial to builders and homeowners. Since they transfer the weight of the building over a large area, they have little risk of failure compared to spot footers. This design helps to minimize cracks and other signs of damage that occur as a building settles over time. By spreading the weight out in this manner, homeowners can often extend the life of their home while minimizing structural damage. These components can also help make up for spots of loose or unstable soil without the need for extensive excavation and filling.
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Bay Concrete, LLC Provides These Detailed Services in Tacoma & The Surrounding Areas:
- Pea Gravel
- Concrete Driveways
- Concrete Machine Pits
- Concrete Retaining Walls
- Stamped Concrete
- Concrete Grade Beams
- Concrete Sidewalks
- Concrete Truck Wells
- Concrete Bollards
- Concrete Trenches
- Concrete Curbs & Gutters
We Install Custom Concrete Spread Footings in the Following Areas of Washington:
Tacoma| Gig Harbor | Federal Way | Olympia | Seattle | Puyallup | Kent | Auburng | Parkland | Spanaway | Des Moines | Lakewood | University Place | South Hill | Renton | Kitsap County | Pierce County | Thurston County | King County