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I've never designed one, but I've worked at similar locations. 
It doesn't matter what the sign says, the concrete wall *will* be used as a backstop for filling the bucket on the loader.  The loader ramming the wall will probably exert much more force than the active pressure of the salt.
Also, what kind of salt?  Road salt?  You might consider MMFX reinforcing steel. (
Jason Kilgore
Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.
816-444-9655 (FAX)
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To: Seaint
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 6:57 AM
Subject: salt storage building - design pressure

I have been asked to design a salt storage building and would like to know what those experienced with this work use for the design pressure for the salt and a surcharge for a loader pushing material around in the building.  The concrete retaining walls will extend 15' above grade.
Thanks in advance.
Best regards,
Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
1584 Weaversville Road
Northampton, PA 18067-9039
Phone: (610) 262-6345
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e-mail: kpeoples(--nospam--at)