Concrete foundation without footings?
I’m wondering under what conditions footings are not required under a concrete wall? Robert Riversong, at these two links —
— shows concrete foundations without footers. The walls are 10″ thick, rather than 8″ thick, and he shows only two re-bars in the lower section of the wall. Is the use of footers strictly dependent on the weight of the house and the loading characteristics of the soil? It seems much more cost effective to do a single wall pour rather than two separate footer and wall pours.
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