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RE: augered piles
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: augered piles
- From: "Gerard Madden, SE" <gmadden(--nospam--at)attbi.com>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 09:34:49 -0700
Perhaps and existing
building or building on same property with the soil design properties tabulated
in the general notes?
Santa Clara, CA
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 9:20
Subject: Re: augered piles
A Sidebar on this question
concerning IBC and piles.
"Section 1802.2.4 Pile and pier foundations. Pile and pier
foundations shall be designed and installed on the basis of a foundation
investigation and report as specified in Sections 1802.4 through 1802.6 and
This seems to require a soil report for all Pile and pier foundations
Now Sections 1802.4 through 1802.6 state what is to be included in the
However here is the tricky part Section 1807.2.1
1807.2 Piers and piles - general requirements
1807.2.1 General. Pier and pile foundations shall be designed and
installed on the basis of a foundation investigation as defined in Section
1802, unless sufficient data upon which to base the design and installation is
This seems to state that if it is felt that other information is available then
a foundation investigation is not needed, any ideas on the contradictions
here? We wouldn't do such a design without a report but it is always
easier to get the owner to pay if you can say the code requires it.
-Bill King, PE