In this study the distributions of the stresses, the pore pressure and the displacements at various locations of a layer subjected to a strip loading and resting on either a smooth or a rough impervious base are found. For the case of rough base, non-slipping condition is examined in view of Coulomb's law of friction. For both smooth and rough base cases, the pore pressure seems to have a parabolic distribution with depth but when the base becomes rough the pore water pressure increases. As the layer is consolidated, the pore pressure gets smaller. Additionally, the normal stress distribution appears to be independent of time while the shear stress distributions vary with time.