# Continuous Footing Design

Concrete footing design for wall footing or continuous footing is exactly the same as designing spot footings as in concrete footing design Discover how the pros estimate the weights necessary to design continuous footings.

This estimate is based on the floor shown below.

1. ½” drywall ceiling – 3.3 psf

2. 5/8” plywood floor sheathing – 2 psf

3. TJI floor joists @ 16” o.c. – 1.9 psf

4. Carpet & pad - 3 psf

Total = 8.2 psf

Total floor DL = 8.2x3.75 = 30.75 plf

1. ½” drywall ceiling – 3.3 psf

2. 7/16” waferboard – 1.5 psf

3. Roof trusses @ 24" o.c. – 3.0 psf

4. Insulation - 1.0 psf

Total = 8.8 psf

Total Roof Load = 8.8x12.6' = 111 plf

1. ½” drywall – 3.3 psf

2. 7/16” waferboard – 1.5 psf

3. Stud wall @ 16" o.c. – 2.6 psf

4. Insulation - 1.0 psf

5. 4ft conc wall 100.0 psf

Total = 8.8 psf

Total Roof DL = 8.4x16'+100*4' = 534.4 plf

Floor LL: 40 psf x 3.75' = 150 plf

Roof snow load: 30 psf x 12.6' = 377.7 plf

Assuming 1500 psf allowable earth pressure,(per code recommendation)

Area of footing required = 1203.4/1500 = 0.8 sf

The 0.8 square feet means for every foot of footing, requires 10 inches of footing in the perpendicular direction. In other words the footing needed to satisfy the design load requirement is 10 inches wide x continuous.

Therefore the 1'-8" x continuous footing provided per plans is adequate for the load.

This page is a continuation of concrete footing design where design procedures for spot footings are discussed.

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