The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 66 (1988) > Issues > Issue 24 > The Use of Flat Rafts in Low-Rise Housing
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The Use of Flat Rafts in Low-Rise Housing

The use of raft foundations in the UK has led to a general adoption of the type, similar to the example shown in Fig 1. These usually incorporate stiffened 'edge' beams with a total foundation depth of approximately 600mm. This is an ideal solution for highly compressible, frost susceptible soils but, in more favourable soil conditions, a more economic solution might be found. J. O'Rourke and A. Robinson