Building Greener, Faster & Stronger

Terratonics is a green tech pioneering foundation system, which allows modern methods of construction to completely detach from using environmental damaging concrete

The Terratonics foundation system allows modern methods of construction to fully detach from using concrete in the base of a building. Allowing for these huge environmental savings on the foundation and ground floor alone.

The 4 site deliveries include 3 loads of crushed stone aggregate and 1 Terratonics delivery

Estimated Safe Load Bearing Capacity of the Terratonics System on Common Soil Types (After BS 8004, Table 1)

 

 

 

Terrapod

 

Category

Types of Soil

Presumed Allowable

Ground Contact

Estimate Safe

Bearing Value (Kn/M²)

Area M²

Bearing Capacity of

 

 

 

 

1 Terrapod (KN)

Rock

Strong Rocks

2000

0.1

200

Non-Cohesive Soils

Dense Gravel, Dense Sand

600

0.1

60

& Gravel

 

 

 

Medium Dense Sand &

200

0.1

20

Medium Dense Sand & Gravel

 

 

 

Compact Sand

300

0.1

30

Dense Gravel, Dense Sand

 

 

 

Very Stiff Boulder Clay and Hard Clay

300

0.1

30

The table above represents various soil types which can be found from site to site without ground improvements. The ground build up can be designed to suit site specific ground conditions and the buildings associated loads. Site drainage around the buildings perimeter should be included to allow ground water to drain away from the buildings footprint, this will alleviate frost heave in cold climates.