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RE: Active, At-Rest, Passive Soil Pressure

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|~|However, at-rest pressure is now codified in the 2000 IBC, which
|~|does a much
|~|better job with basement walls and retaining walls than the UBC did.  IBC
|~|Table 1610.1 gives prescriptive active pressure values for USCS
|~|soil types
|~|and indicates to use 60 pcf for granular soils on walls
|~|restrained by rigid
|~|floors [at-rest pressure] and 100 pcf for silt-clay on restrained walls.
|~|Further it indicates wood joist floors are not considered rigid.

What would be the highest pcf force on a restrained retaining wall with no
drainage to relieve hydro static pressure, assuming no surcharge forces and
level backfill?


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