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Disambig Tek Foundation is referred to as "TEK Foundation" in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile

Tek Foundation
Tek Foundation
A foundation is required to build structures in an area. This is made from sturdy composite Tek materials.
Decay time
Stack size
Unlocked upon defeating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi TekFloor 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Tek/PrimalItemStructure_TekFloor.PrimalItemStructure_TekFloor'" 1 0 0
Unlock Tekgram
cheat unlockengram "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Tek/PrimalItemStructure_TekFloor.PrimalItemStructure_TekFloor'"
Crafting XP
200 XP
Crafting time
1m 30s
Crafted in
Required stations
ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile Ingredients (Mobile)
Resources breakdown [Expand]
100 × Metal Ingot Metal Ingot
200 × Metal Metal
20 × Crystal Crystal
Total Base Ingredients

The Tek Foundation is the fifth and final unlockable foundation. A foundation is required to build any kind of housing/storage structure.


A Tek Foundation can be placed on even or slightly uneven ground. Once the first Tek Foundation is placed, subsequent Tek Foundations can snap into place along the first one, allowing them to line up, provided that there is adequate room and ground to do so.

A foundation provides the structural support to allow the placement of walls, ceilings, and other such objects, but only when the Tek Foundation is directly underneath them. It also supports up to two ceilings in any direction on the x and y-axis, and up to 1 ceiling diagonally. However, the ceilings on the far end will not support walls.

The decay (auto-demolish) timer is longer than for a metal foundation.


  • The Tekgram is obtained by defeating Broodmother Lysrix Broodmother Lysrix or Crystal Wyvern Queen Crystal Wyvern Queen on easy difficulty.
  • If a foundation is destroyed, any building pieces that rely on it for support will be destroyed as well. If it was destroyed via the demolish option, no resources will be refunded for these extra building pieces.
  • Ark Mobile foundation allows 14 wall high construction.