Footing Excavation

Once a site foundation has been graded to within an acceptable tolerance, the footing layout and excavation can begin. Footings are the building equivalent of snow shoes – they carry the foundation, and spread the load out so the building doesn’t sink. Footings are typically made of concrete, often reinforced with rebar to control cracking, and in the event of cracking to prevent separation that would lead to foundation cracks and settlement that would spread throughout the structure.