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How to Pronounce Foundations?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Foundations" is [fa͡ʊndˈe͡ɪʃənz], [fa‍ʊndˈe‍ɪʃənz], [f_aʊ_n_d_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n_z].

"Foundations" in context

Foundations are a vital infrastructure element in many industries and applications. Foundations both transfer loads from other structures and elements to the ground and also provide stabilization against shifting ground, floods and other environmental factors. Foundations are primarily used in architecture, engineering and construction projects, such as buildings, bridges, and monuments.

The type of foundation being utilized depends on the nature of the site or building being constructed. For example, shallow foundations may be used if soil and rock has adequate bearing capacity and when settlement isn't expected to be an issue. Deep foundations and piles are typically used when bearing capacity is not adequate and when settlement must be anticipated.

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