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Forming and Footing

Why Forming and Footing are Vital

Forming and footing set the stage for the entire construction process. These foundational steps determine the stability, strength, and durability of a structure. 


Proper forming provides the essential mold, ensuring that the concrete is poured and set in the correct shape, size, and design. On the other hand, footing distributes the weight of the entire structure evenly across the ground, preventing any imbalances or structural weaknesses.

Load Distribution

Footings are designed to spread out the load of the building to the soil beneath it. This helps in preventing the building from sinking or settling unevenly, which can lead to significant structural issues.

Preventing Ground Movement Damage

Changes in temperature and moisture can cause the ground to expand or contract. Footings are installed below the frost line to ensure that ground movements do not affect the building’s foundation.

Factors to Consider in Forming and Footing

Soil Type:

The type of soil plays a crucial role in determining the depth and type of footing required. Sandy soils, for instance, may require wider footings, while clayey soils might necessitate deeper footings.

Load of the Structure:

The total load of the building, including both dead loads (permanent/static loads such as the building’s weight) and live loads (temporary/dynamic loads like furniture, occupants, etc.), will determine the required strength and size of the footings.

Water Table:

The proximity of the water table to the construction site can influence the design of the foundation. A high water table might warrant specialized designs to prevent water seepage and ensure structural stability.

Frost Line:

In colder climates, the depth to which the ground freezes in winter (frost line) is a critical consideration. Footings should typically be laid below this line to prevent the damaging effects of freeze-thaw cycles.

How Build Right Concrete Inc. Can Help

At Build Right Concrete Inc., we have mastered the art and science of forming and footing. Here’s how we stand apart:

Expertise Born of Experience

With years of industry presence and countless successful projects under our belt, we bring unparalleled expertise to every project, ensuring impeccable forming and robust footings.

Tailored Solutions

Understanding that every site is unique, we offer customized solutions. Our team conducts thorough site evaluations, ensuring that the forming and footing are tailored to the specific needs of the project.

State-of-the-Art Equipment

In the world of construction, precision is paramount. We employ the latest equipment and technologies, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and superior results.

A Team of Professionals

Our team comprises seasoned professionals who are passionate about their craft. Their intricate knowledge and attention to detail guarantee that your project’s foundation is in the best hands.

Comprehensive Services

Beyond just laying the foundation, we offer holistic solutions, from site analysis and soil testing to post-construction checks, ensuring that your structure stands on a foundation that’s built to last.