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Old 02-20-2000, 02:19 AM
paul paul is offline
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I just found out that a job that I turned down last year as un-buildable, has been redesigned. The supplier had their engineers write a job spec without ever going to the site and without soil borings or load tests. They assumed 2500 psf soil bearing capacity, site really had 200 psf bearing. Site was on a hill with 3'-4' of peat and water draining on it from three sides. Below this was a layer of clay about 2' deep then bankrun for the next 10'(I had a testing company go down 16') Now they want me to excavate down to stable soil and with fabric and 3&quot; stone make a base 3' wide to support the wall. My question is what is the peat behind the wall wants to slide? I don't want the job to fail.<br><p>----------<br>paul<br>
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