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RE: CMU footings

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I have used 8" CMU stem walls many times.  Reinforce per code and fill all
cells with poured peagravel grout.  This was a typical solution in Alaska
for many years.  The expansive soils problems should be dealt with as you
would with concrete foundations.

Tom Hammond, P.E., S.E.

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> does anyone have experience using reinfroced cmu for building
> foundations?
> the project is a single story wood framed residence, but site soil is
> expansive.  are lintel blocks typically used to create wall footings?
>
> thanks in advance
>
> paul franceschi, s.e.
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