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Re: Concrete Column Footings

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Since the soil pressure is acting on the bottom of the footing, you need to
add the footing thickness to the moment arm.

David Finley

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Towne <ctowne(--nospam--at)>
To: SEAINT List Server <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 9:32 AM
Subject: Concrete Column Footings

>I have a 20' concrete column that is only supported by 7'X7'X3' footing.
>  Is it sufficient to use the moments at the bottom of the column for
>finding footing bearing pressure, or do I need to add the footing thickness
>to the moment arm?
>Chris Towne, E.I.T.