Right choice depends on many factors such as the magnitudes of the loads, the nature of the supporting soil, the site conditions, potential natural hazards, climatic conditions. In colder climate where there is possibility of ground freezing, it typically extends below ground to a level below the frost line, although it is possible to design it as shallow-frost-potected element.
The surface in contact with soil needs to be waterproofed. Waterproofing is done by a specialty contractor.
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