Foundations for Farm Buildings

One of 1,873 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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This bulletin discusses different ways of constructing the foundations of farm buildings. "The following general recommendations point out common errors and are intended to assist farmers to provide suitable foundations for ordinary farm structures except where unusual soil conditions are found. The foundation of a farm building may consist of (1) continuous walls, (2) a series of piers either built in place or precast, (3) a combination of walls and piers, (4) a concrete slab laid on the ground, (5) wood posts, or (6) wood sills. The essential features necessary for the successful use of the various types are discussed ... continued below

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ii, 45 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.

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Miller, Thomas A. H. & Molander, Edward G. 1941.

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  • Miller, Thomas A. H. "Thos. A. H. Miller, Agricultural Engineer, Division of Farm Structures Research, Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering."
  • Molander, Edward G. "Structural Engineer, Division of Farm Structures Research, Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering."

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This bulletin discusses different ways of constructing the foundations of farm buildings. "The following general recommendations point out common errors and are intended to assist farmers to provide suitable foundations for ordinary farm structures except where unusual soil conditions are found. The foundation of a farm building may consist of (1) continuous walls, (2) a series of piers either built in place or precast, (3) a combination of walls and piers, (4) a concrete slab laid on the ground, (5) wood posts, or (6) wood sills. The essential features necessary for the successful use of the various types are discussed under the above headings; also the thickness of walls and dimensions of piers for medium-sized structures other than heavy storages are suggested. Requirements for cellar walls are given on pages 18-21. It is necessary that foundation footings be made wide enough to support the structure on the kind of soil to be built on. The characteristics and bearing power of various soils are given on p. 3. The general method of calculating the weight on footings is given on pages 38-44. It can be used where buildings are heavy or are of a different character from those described under Types of Foundations." -- p. 1

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ii, 45 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.

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"Issued March 1941." -- p. ii

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The United States Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletins were produced to disseminate information about agricultural topics. This collection includes bulletins published between the 1880's and the 1980's.

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  • 1941

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Miller, Thomas A. H. & Molander, Edward G. Foundations for Farm Buildings, pamphlet, 1941; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97290/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.