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Re: Landslide

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In a message dated 3/11/98 6:48:48 PM, you wrote:

Generally the soils engineers recommend a minimum of a twelve inch diameter
with four number four bars and #3 ties at varied spacing.

In my experience the member size and rebar recommendations in soil reports are
clearly labeled as the "minimum for geotechnical considerations" with the
members to be designed by the structural engineer for the actual loads.  I
have to laugh at a recommendation for 12" piers with 4 #4 for a residence on a
45 deg. slope. 

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA