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raft foundation


Definitions from WordNet

Noun raft foundation has 1 sense
  1. raft foundation - a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
    --1 is a kind of
    foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructure

Definitions from the Web

Raft Foundation

A raft foundation, also known as a mat foundation, is a type of footing that is spread across the entire area of a building's soil. It is often used to distribute the weight of a structure evenly onto the ground, especially in areas with weak soil or high water tables.

Examples of Usage:

1. Noun:

The engineers recommended using a raft foundation for the new skyscraper due to the unstable soil conditions.

2. Verb:

We decided to raft the entire foundation of the house to ensure it remains stable during earthquakes.

3. Adjective:

The contractor proposed using a raft foundation system as a cost-effective solution for the project.

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