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RE: Increasing Bearing Capacity of Footings

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Yes.  I have done this many times.  The only trick is to provide an
adequate transfer beam to distribute the load to the new footings.  It
is relatively easy if there is a pedestal.  Then you can attach a
transfer beam to the pedestal.  The transfer beam then extends over the
new footing.

Harold Sprague
Black & Veatch
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From: Sleiman Serhal
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
Subject: Increasing Bearing Capacity of Footings
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 3:47AM

Is it possible to increase the bearing capacity of a footing by
enlarging it without underpinning ?

Moni Serhal