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I don't see how this would work because if we are talking about 8" block,
the bearing area won't be enough for most soils.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001 10:20:14 EDT PFFEI(--nospam--at)aol.com writes:
> thanks for the responses regarding my question from yesterday but i 
> think the 
> question was misunderstood.  the block will be the stem wall, but 
> instead of 
> setting the block on a concrete wall footing or setting bed, the 
> block be 
> utilized as the wall footing itself to bear directly on the soil.  
> the 
> national concrete masonry association has some general information 
> in their 
> TEK manual, but not much specific design info.  does anyone have 
> experience 
> using this system?
> thanks in advance - paul franceschi s.e.
> 
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