Although it is practically invisible, buried beneath the building the foundation is one of the most important parts of a work, after all this is the base that will support the weight of the walls, pillars, beams, slabs, roofs and others keeping this whole planted well in the Therefore, the careful design and execution of foundations ensures the safety of your work.

Let’s name a few foundation types, but remember that soil type, terrain slope, and environmental conditions are important in defining which foundation type to use, so always consult with a specialist to design your project.

Note: The construction with ECOLOGICAL BRICK can be done with any type of foundation.

RARE OR DIRECT FOUNDATIONS

BALDRAME

Baldrame is a common type of foundation for small buildings. It consists of a beam, which can be of masonry, of simple concrete or reinforced in a small ditch to receive aligned pillars. It is most commonly used in cases of light loads such as residence built on firm ground.

SHOE

The shoe is a block of reinforced concrete built directly into the ground within an excavation, it can be insulated (only where there are columns) or run (the entire length of the building).

RADIER

Radier is a type of foundation that resembles a plate or slab that covers the entire area of construction. Radiers are reinforced concrete slabs in direct contact with the ground that receives the loads from the pillars and walls. Usually the radier is chosen for the foundation of small works.

DEEP FOUNDATIONS

PILES

Piles are deep foundation elements made by equipment and tools that can be nailed or drilled. The piles can be made of wood, steel, precast concrete, cast concrete or mixed concrete.

PIPES

Tubulos are cylindrical foundation elements with a broad base or not that can be made in the open or under compressed air (pneumatic) and with or without coating can be of steel or concrete. In its final stage of execution, it is necessary to lower a worker to complete the geometry or clean the base.

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