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Good Afternoon,


I am currently working on a footing system for a building in Florida using the FBC 2001 using 1804.4 for Footing design.


I have determined the location that has the largest LL/TL ratio and from that wall line I determined the corresponding DL pressure that the remaining footers should be designed by.


Unfortunately when I use the required minimum footing width prescribed by the soils report, I end up with a DL soil bearing pressure 50% less than the DL pressure prescribed by the FBC 2001.


Before I go any further and get myself into trouble, I was curious if anyone else has seen this scenario and if so, what have you done?

Best Regards,


Scott C. Bernard
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