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- From: "Estes, Kent R." <kent_estes(--nospam--at)wdi.disney.com>
- Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 08:38:01 -0700
I can't address justifying additional loads to existing wood piles, but I have been involved in testing old wood piles for deterioration. A very helpful person in the Southern California area is Jeff Reith with Timber Products Inspection (310) 596-6336. (An alternate phone number is (503) 254-0204 in Oregon.) They are a complete wood testing and evaluation service and can take small cores in existing piles, evaluate the retention of preservative, check for rot, etc. Kent Estes >---------- >From: HARRISENGR(--nospam--at)aol.com[SMTP:HARRISENGR(--nospam--at)aol.com] >Sent: Thursday, September 05, 1996 9:17 PM >To: seaoc(--nospam--at)power.net >Subject: [SEAOC] wood pile foundations > > A homeowner asked how he could add a second story to his Malibu >beach >home on wood piles between the road and ocean. The house is 40 years >old. He >mentioned a similar project up the street had 200 kip load testing on 4 >piles >( with sand ) recommended by the engineer ( 50 kips per pile ). This >project >never happened. When i considered the volume of sand required to >develope >this load it seemed unworkable, inside an existing house. Powerlines >and >restricted beach access make adding new piles difficult. > I would appreciate any information on justification of adding >additional >loads to old wood piles and checking for deterioration. > Thanks in advance. > >Tom Harris , SE >Thousand Oaks, CA > > ...
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