floating foundation

noun

: a building support on soft soil that consists of a stiff reinforced concrete slab which distributes the concentrated loads by columns to the soil so that the pressure intensity on the soil is nowhere more than the acceptable amount

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“Floating foundation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20foundation. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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