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What is the down-stand beam called at an edge of a surface bed or raft foundation? It is not exactly a grade beam or stem wall. It is more like a toe.

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What is the down stand beam called at an edge of a surface bed or raft foundation? It is not exactly a grade beam or stem wall. It is more like a toe.

This is probably a regional nomenclature thing, since I'm seeing quite a few ways for naming this. If you call it a grade beam, I don't think anyone will take it amiss.

Examples below of different ways of naming it.


Grade Beam
grade beam
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Exterior Beam
exterior beam
(source)


Stem Wall or Thickened-Edge Slab
stem wall
(source)


Beam Strip
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