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- From: <MSSROLLO(--nospam--at)aol.com>
- Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 13:05:37 EDT
I reinforce the top rows of block as need to develop the needed dead load to resist uplift. I also hear the complaints from contractors. As far as I know, these should be reinforced as necessary to prevent the need for the masonry to be in tension. Most all of my work is in the southeast. I do industrial, commercial and residential. The residential is worse than the commercial. I routinely find basements made of 8" hollow block. There will be about 8' of unbalanced fill outside the wall and hydrostatic pressure. To my knowledge, some builders are still building houses this way.
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