Prefabricated EPS Elements used as Strip Foundation of a Double-Brick Single-Family House

Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen & Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen
Abstract: Strip foundation of concrete is traditionally used in Denmark where it is placed 0.9 m underneath the finished ground surface to reach stable non-freezing ground. New prefabricated lightweight elements used as strip foundation placed on the stable ground underneath the top soil layer, just 0.3 m underneath the finished ground surface, have been introduced and demonstrated as an alternative. The prefabricated elements, made of expanded polystyrene (EPS), can be used as the strip foundation...
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