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I would not use CMU columns if it is on the ocean. They are too porous
and too weak.
I would go for grade beams several ft. below the current ground surface
if on the ocean.

Stan Scholl, P. E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 11:41:18 -0500 "David Finley" <pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net>
writes:
> 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
> pile?
> 
> David Finley, P.E.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Gill <Gary_Gill(--nospam--at)BKITECH.COM>
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> 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)polhemus.cc'; 
> 'sharknes(--nospam--at)watkins.dillingham.com'
> >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
> a
> >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
> not
> >an option.
> >
> >TIA
> >
> >
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