Architects Guide to Foundation Design
These basic foundation definitions and guidelines are the result of extensive research and colaboration between soils & structural engineers, contractors and building code officials. I chaired the executive committee and authored the document. The standards that resulted have been adopted as Minimum Building Foundation Standards for the City of Wichita and Surrounding Areas. I believe this document to be an excellant reference and design guide, providing a fundamental understanding of foundation types and the soil, moisture and thermal dynamics that impact their performance.
RTom Compton, AIA
Note; This information does not represent or replace proper engineering of building foundations. Consult your local design professionals..