Footing and foundation are known as selfsame. People are confused if there is an identical difference. However, there are few major differences between footing and foundation. They are discussed below.

Footing vs Foundation

Followings are the differences between Footing and Foundation:

 FootingFoundation
1 The footing is a formation which is in contact with the ground. Foundation is a structure which transfers its gravity loads to earth from superstructure.
2 Footing can be analogized with the feet of the leg. Foundation can be compared with legs.
3 The footing is a type of shallow foundation. Foundation can be shallow and deep.
4 Footing includes slab, rebar which are fabricated of brickwork, masonry or concrete. Foundation types include piles, caissons, footings, piers, the lateral supports, and anchors.
5 Footing reinforces support to an individual column. Foundation is an extensive support  because it gives support to a group of footings as an entire building
6 A number of footings repose on a foundation. Foundation is the support that bears all kinds of loadings.
7 A footing is under the foundation wall. Foundations are the basement walls.
8 Footing transmits loads directly to the soil. Foundation is in direct contact with the soil and transmits it to the ground.
9 All footings are foundations. Not all foundations are footings.

 

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