The structure of a house includes the footings, foundation, floors, walls, and the roof. The design and construction of each of these structural parts is dependent on each of the other parts as well as on the type of ground on which the structure sits. Each lower part has to bear the weight of the upper parts. The weight of the roof is transmitted down through the walls to the foundation and the footings and ends up in the ground below your house. The ideal scenario is that the ground will absorb the weight without causing the house to move or shift – which does happen regularly in varying degrees. Find out more in the posts below.