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raft foun·da·tion

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  1. raft foundationnoun

    a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete


  1. raft foundation

    A raft foundation, also known as a mat foundation, is a type of foundation system that is spread across the entire area of the building to support heavy structural loads from columns and walls. It is often used when the soil or ground condition is weak, and it distributes the weight of the building over the entire footprint of the building, hence reducing the stress on the ground. It is called a raft because it floats on the ground, much like a raft floats on water. It is usually made of a thick slab of concrete with steel reinforcement for extra strength and stability.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raft foundation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raft foundation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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