Design strip foundations (wall footings) with steel or fiber reinforcement alone, or a combination with both steel and fiber reinforcement

Calculates the bearing capacity of the concrete cross section in both transverse and longitudinal direction

greenStrip can also verify the bearing capacity of the strip foundation on both soil/ground and insulation with autogenerated documentation

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Strip foundations (wall footings)

A strip foundation is a type of shallow foundation commonly used to support load-bearing walls or closely spaced columns of a structure. It is a continuous concrete strip that runs along the length of the wall or column line that transfers the load to the underlying ground/soil.

The primary purpose of a strip foundation is to distribute the loads from the structure to the underlying soil in a linear manner, thereby reducing the pressure on the ground/soil preventing excessive settlement. It is typically used in situations where the soil conditions are favorable and can adequately support the loads without the need for extensive excavation or deep foundations. They are often employed in residential buildings, commercial structures, warehouses, and other similar applications.

A strip foundation is typically reinforced with steel bars or fiber reinforcement but can also be reinforced with steel mesh and stirrups to enhance its strength to ensure adequate structural integrity by considering factors such as vertical and lateral stability, resistance to uplift forces, and compatibility with the superstructure.

When making a design of a strip foundation with greenStrip, various considerations are analyzed:

  • Geometry
    • Width, and height
    • Wall width, and wall eccentricity
  • Geotechnical parameters
  • Loads:
    • Vertical load
    • Horizontal load
  • Concrete quality
  • Type, placement, and amount of reinforcement (steel bars/mesh and/or fiber reinforcement)


Based on these parameters, greenStrip includes:

  • Static calculations to ensure sufficient bearing capacity of both the concrete cross section and the ground/soil
  • Autogenerated documentation
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