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Re: basement uplift follies

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At 05:17 PM 7/30/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Why not pour your mat foundation an additional 24" thick?!  Maybe a bit
>extravagant, but certainly easy to do.
>
>Bruce Resnick, SE
>Parker Resnick Str. Eng.
>
Bruce:

I agree with your suggestion of a thicker mat and in addition I would
extend the slab beyond the walls all around to increase the resisting load.
 I have used both routinely in underground vaults and sanitary structures.
Paul G. Adams, PE
Frederic R. Harris, Inc.
New York, NY 10017
212 973-2951