Footing or foundation inspection are generally conducted for confirmation that the actual subsurface conditions during construction meet the design specification requirements. Time delays during construction can end up being very expensive. We understand this and have experienced engineers ready to provide immediate onsite verification or if required, advice and recommendations for remediation with a view to keeping your project moving forward.
The bearing capacity is the ability of the ground to support loads applied from a structure. This information used in structural footing design as the minimum required allowable bearing capacity of the material. The allowable bearing capacity is calculated by dividing the ultimate bearing capacity by a factor of safety.