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Re: Re:Basement Wall Cracking

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I had thought of these things but I will now put them in our report as
recommended further investigations.
Thank you & the Best of the Season to all.

Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
Victoria BC

-----Original Message-----
From: tbenson(--nospam--at) <tbenson(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 1998 6:09 PM
Subject: Re:Basement Wall Cracking

>A geotechnical engineer's approach would be to:
>(1)  Look at concrete strength and rebar non-destructively (per design,
>shrinkage of actual mix OK?)
>(2)  Look at drainage (is there drainage?)
>(3)  Look at backfill (expansive?, properly compacted?, etc.)
>(4)  Look at design pressures (appropriate for existing site conditions?)
>Seasons Greetings
>Tom Benson at Lowney Associates
>Pasadena, CA  (626) 396-1490