of footings

Categories: life-in-general

Date: 21 March 2009 21:28:17

Hi Kerensa :) FYI - and anyone else's ;) - footings are structural bits and pieces of concrete, which encase 'reo' (reinforcing wire - very very strong), on which the building rests, and which anchor it to the ground. These are the bits which are rectangular in the photos. We also have big round bits of footings which are nearly a metre into the ground, as our house is being built on a slope .. houses and buildings need anchors .. which is why you see those enormous holes when skyscrapers are being built - most of that (once you get below car park level) is just concrete.