Blanket Raft.

The blanket raft consists of a concrete crust raft constructed on a stone blanket which in turn is built up in layers off the reduced sub-strata level (see Fig. 9.24). The crust raft and blanket interact to support and span the loading over any localized soft spots or depressions. The main difference between this and the crust raft is the introduction of the stone blanket. This blanket effectively disperses any heavy point and edge loads or imbalance of load. Composite action between the crust raft and the stone blanket is the basis of the action and design of this foundation system.

Fig. 9.24 Blanket raft.

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