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What is Concrete Pedestal?A concrete pedestal is a compression element provided to carry the loads from supported elements like columns, statues etc. to footing below the ground. It is generally provided below the metal columns. In general pedestal width is greater than its height.
Functions of Concrete PedestalThe main functions of pedestal provision are as follows.
- To avoid contact between soil and metal elements or wood elements.
- To offer support for elements at some elevation
- To allow thinner foundation footings.