It should be noted that the foundation, as well as an application, refers to the structural element, in the prepared or natural base, which is properly designed to support the efforts generated by the installed equipment, thus enabling the operation of these with high security, stability and performance. In this way, the foundations design needs to take into account the adjacent structures, so that it can avoid the influence of one piece of equipment on the other, to ensure that the propagation of vibrations does not occur. The stresses generated at the time of operation by the driven load need to be considered as an important part of the foundations dimensioning. In this way, the user becomes completely responsible for all the project, preparation and, finally, the execution of the foundation.
That is, the foundation must be flat and its detailing and execution requires specifications, such as the construction of the equipment itself, involving not only the values and the way in which the loads will act, for which purposes and maximum limits of compatible deformations and vibrations in each specific case. It is necessary to consider the neighboring constructions, allowing the understanding of the state of conservation, the estimation of the maximum loads applied, type of foundation and fixation employed and vibration levels transmitted by these constructions.