Topics » Science & Technology   March 29, 2012

The Dos and Don'ts of Earthquake-Resistant Construction

Bad Stone

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Bad Stone

Build Change recommends large, hard, angular stone in the foundation. Beneath the footing (the "foot" of the foundation underground) there is a layer of stones used to stabilize the ground and strengthen the foundation. Rounded stone doesn't bond as well to concrete and does not interlock with other round stones.