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RE: Axial Tension in Masonry

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You could extend the anchor bolts down long enough to pick up sufficient dead load to resist uplift, but my first choice would be to add rebar.

Harold Sprague, PE
Krawinkler, Luth & Assoc.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Michael D Zaitz [SMTP:mzaitz(--nospam--at)surfsouth.com]
Sent:	Friday, July 31, 1998 2:59 PM
To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:	Re: Axial Tension in Masonry

Harold Sprague wrote:
> 
> More often than not, the residential and small commercial structures in South Georgia (and most of the US) are not designed by an engineer.  Go a 
little furthe
> 
> You must reinforce the walls for uplift.  I generally also use a double height bond beam at the top in order to develop the anchorage and the top 
of the rebar.
> 
> Harold Sprague, PE
> Krawinkler, Luth & Assoc.
> 

Harold,

The wall is partially grouted and we will need to anchor for uplift.  
What methods are available (besides rebar)?

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