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RE: residential pier foundation design

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Funny how that works. I detailed using spiral for some drilled shaft foundations here, and (1) the contractor didn't know what the h*ll it was; and (2) claimed that it would cost a FORTUNE.

Go figure.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

-----Original Message-----
From: Cain, William [mailto:bcain(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 11:07 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: residential pier foundation design

#3 @3" pitch is not an unreasonable design and is quite builder friendly.  The contractors I've worked with prefer spirals to stirrups as the cost to obtain is minimal here in the Bay Area. Also, they are easy to tie into cages prior to installing.