The definition and functions of foundation have been given in chapter 6. In this chapter broad guidelines
for fixing the dimensions of foundation are given and different types of foundations are explained.
7.1 Dimensions of Foundation
7.2 Conventional Spread Footings
7.3 R.C.C. Footings
7.4 Grillage Footing
7.5 Arch Foundation
7.6 Pile Foundations
7.7 Foundations in Black Cotton Soil