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Tim McCormick wrote:

> Questions:  How many practicing engineers
> specify waterproofing for
> retaining walls that  are not part of a
> weatherproof structure? How many
> leave this decision to the architect? Do you
> believe this situation
> constitutes a construction defect ?

I can't recall that engineers in our firm specify
waterproofing, but they seem quite diligent in
calling for a drainage system.

Stan Johnson
BS, EIT, Shucks, the wall is still standing isn't
it?  :)