Mat Foundation

Mat Foundation

A mat foundation is a combined footing which covers the entire area beneath of a structure and supports all the walls and columns. It is also known as raft foundation. Mat foundation is applicable when:

  • Allowable bearing pressure is low.
  • The structure is heavy.
  • The site is with highly compressible layer.

The mat foundation can be further classified into following types:

  • Flat slab type.
  • Flat Slab thickened under column.
  • Two way beam and slab type.
  • Flat slab with pedestals.
  • Rigid frame mat.
  • Piled mat.
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