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Tag: Safe Bearing Pressures of Mats on Clay Safe Bearing Pressures for Mat Foundations on Sand and Clay

Mats on Sand Because the differential settlements of a mat foundation are less than those of a spread foundation designed for the same soil pressure, it is reasonable to permit larger safe soil pressures on a raft foundation. Experience has shown that a pressure approximately twice as great as that allowed for individual footings may be used because it does

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