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Are you talking about spread footings?  If so, how will you prevent
scour/undermining during storm surges, etc.?  Is the slab on grade enough to
protect the footings?

If driven piles are not an option, how about some kind of cast in place

David Finley, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Gill <Gary_Gill(--nospam--at)BKITECH.COM>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)' <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 11:09 AM
Subject: FW: [AEC-Residential] Beach House Foundation

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gary Gill [mailto:Gary_Gill(--nospam--at)BKITECH.COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 10:16 AM
>To: 'aec-residential(--nospam--at)'; 'sharknes(--nospam--at)'
>Subject: [AEC-Residential] Beach House Foundation
>Any suggestions on which type of foundation needed for a beach house. The
>house will be elevated about 10 ft above grade and supported by 16"x16" cmu
>piers/columns. The pier are spaced 10 ft apart more or less. There will be
>slab on ground. The client will have the capability of parking vehicles
>under the house. I'm thinking that I will have individual footings for the
>interior/outside piers (the wind load is take by the outside piers) with
>grade beams to tie everything together. The client does not want any brace
>bracing. The outside pier and footing will be design like a flag pole. Any
>suggestions or better ways of designing the foundations. Driven piles is
>an option.
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