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Old 03-26-2015, 08:04 PM
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retaining wall --? on first course

I have done a ton of wall work. Sometime we set the first, 2nd course way in the ground. Some are to spec, others are just a simple wall for looks. But we just received a bid packet that states the wall must be set on concrete footer base. MIn. requirment is 2ft below grade. IS this a new practise? SOmething I have been missing the boat on or what?
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:23 PM
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I have done a ton of wall work. Sometime we set the first, 2nd course way in the ground. Some are to spec, others are just a simple wall for looks. But we just received a bid packet that states the wall must be set on concrete footer base. MIn. requirment is 2ft below grade. IS this a new practise? SOmething I have been missing the boat on or what?
Probably speced by an engineer , As long as you install it to the specs you are covered . Its actually an old practice , concrete footers are what walls were set on 30 years ago .
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:31 PM
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That is rule of thumb for stonework. Not sure about retaining walls but can't imagine them being much different. Load bearing walls should always put on a concrete footer.
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