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Re: Tie Beams

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If the cols. are  20 to 30 feet away from top of the slope, then I wouldn't
worry about them slipping down the hill. Although, personally I like to tie
all the footings together. I don't like to see isolated footings outside of
the building perimeter. I think that tying the footings together reduces
the differential movement of the building. This is just my personal
preference, I don't think there is any engineering justification for it.
Karim Hosseinzadeh

> From: Dennis S. Wish PE <wish(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Tie Beams 
> Date: Wednesday, November 25, 1998 6:03 PM
> Thanks for the response. The basic assumptions are not quite correct I
> revised your first paragraph (see what follows).
> BTW, thank you for taking the time to provide me with input on this. You
> have solved my concerns regarding the retaining wall and grade beam
> combination.
> Thanks again,
> Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Karim Hosseinzadeh [mailto:jamkar(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 1998 2:58 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Tie Beams
> Dennis,
> I am assuming that the slope drops 20 feet from the patio where the cols.
> are located and that the grade beam runs perpendicular to the slope which
> does not have enough set back from the daylight.
> <Dennis> No, there is no slope for over twenty feet from the grade beams
> which run parallel to the cliff edge. The Columns are 20 to 30 feet from
> hillside. The pad is level although there are level changes throughout
> home that step up a foot or two by choice - not by necessity of
> Therefore, the gradebeam has 20 to 30 feet to daylight. The columns are
> maximum height from the top of gradebeam to the bottom of roof GLB's. The
> column is exposed for about 20 feet on one side and 15.5 feet on the
> the 4.5 foot gain is the difference in the split level and is retained by
> wall.