# What is the minimal thickness required for footings?

## What is the minimal thickness required for footings?

100 mm

1. The minimum thickness of an unreinforced footing shall be the greater of: a. 100 mm, or b. not less than the length of the projection required beyond the supported element (usually the base plate of a column or a foundation wall) calculated using the minimum footing area required.

**How thick is a typical footing?**

Footing thickness – 8 to 12 inches. Footing depth – varies based on frost line and soil strength (some footings can be shallow, while other must be deep)

**What is the minimum thickness of RCC footing?**

Minimum Thickness of Concrete Footing

Type of Footing | Minimum Thickness |
---|---|

Masonry | 250 mm; twice the maximum projection from the face of the wall |

Plain concrete | 200 mm, or twice the maximum offset in a stepped footing |

Reinforced concrete (depth above bottom reinforcement) | 150mm 300mm |

### What is the minimum thickness of the footing depth in millimeters?

**How do you calculate footing load?**

per square foot. Total load = (½ building width x Post spacing) x (5 lbs. dead load1 + snow load2) = 20′ x 8′ x (5 + 20 lbs. / square foot) = 160 square feet x 25 lbs. / square foot = 4000 lbs.

**How thick does my footing need to be?**

The spread footing should be no less than 6 inches thick. It should project, on both sides, no less than 2 inches. For foundations and slabs, except for garages, the minimum strength of the concrete should be 2,500 psi.

#### How thick should footings be?

Footings should never be less than 4 in. (100 mm) thick. In cases where a preserved wood foundation is being used, continuous wood footings are usually more practical and economical.

**What is a concrete footing?**

Concrete Footings Footings are an important part of foundation construction. They are typically made of concrete with rebar reinforcement that has been poured into an excavated trench. The purpose of footings is to support the foundation and prevent settling.