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The function of a footing is to
a) Provide lateral support for foundation walls
b) Transmit the weight of the house to the soil
c) Provide support for the basement floor slab
d) Prevent leakage into the basement
e) Resist hydrostatic pressure
Footing failures can be most positively diagnosed by
a) Sagging floors
b) Basement leakage
c) Vertical cracking in foundation walls
d) Horizontal cracking above windows
e) Bowing foundation walls
Where you have found evidence of footing settlement, how can you predict whether there will be further settlement?
a) Count the number of planes of movement
b) Determine the type of foundation material
c) Determine when cracks were repaired last
d) You cannot predict settlement from a single inspection
e) Determine the depth of the footing
When installing a basement walkout an important consideration often overlooked is
a) Undermining footings
b) Potential for termite infestation
c) Frost penetration below the footings
d) Handrail for stairs
e) Damage to foundation walls on the original building
Differential settlement is
a) Settlement that occurs at a control joint
b) When one part of the house settles and the rest does not
c) The cause of all horizontal foundation cracks
d) Associated with shrinkage cracks
e) Never a problem in organic soils