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Re: shoring lagging remove or remain?

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I would remove the top 3-5 ft. only. This wood will no longer be
"structural wood" after it has served its purpose.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001 10:04:41 -0900 "Haan, Scott M."
<HaanSM(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us> writes:
> 97 UBC 2306 requires "structural" wood that is embedded the ground to 
> be
> treated.  The UBC reasoning is to prevent the structure from being 
> damaged.
> CABO 323 has methods of termite control for below grade "structural" 
> wood.
> I would think you could permeate the stuff with treatment or poison 
> the soil
> next to building to prevent bugs from finding the wood inviting.  
>  
> If I was your building official [or designer] and there was a local 
> termite
> or carpenter ant problem, there is no way on God's green earth that 
> I would
> let a contractor save some money by leaving a little food cache for 
> a
> termite colony next to someones house, old folks home or 
> kindergarten.  I
> will stop here before I start to get sarcastic.
>  
>  
> 
> Scott M Haan P.E. 
> Plan Review Engineer 
> Building Safety Division 
> Development Services Department 
> Municipality of Anchorage 
> http://www.muni.org/building <http://www.muni.org/building>  
> phone:907-343-8183  
> fax:907-249-7399 
> mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us <mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us>  
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Smith [mailto:smthengr(--nospam--at)sirius.com]
> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:41 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: shoring lagging remove or remain?
> 
> 
> I thought I sent this before, but can't find any record of it being 
> posted.
> This is a new version of the same question, pardon the duplication.
>  
>  
> A building official is looking into having our wood lagging removed 
> before
> we backfill for pest infestation reasons. The shoring wall is 2'-6" 
> in front
> of our permanent concrete retaining wall and  building envelope 
> above (wood
> framed residence). The earth shoring wall is at least 16' tall with 
> pressure
> treated lagging, not treated at the cut ends. I could see removing 
> the top
> 3-5 feet. I could not find anything in the code specific to this?
> 

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