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RE: retaining all vehicle surcharge

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I typically use 2-ft of soil surcharge based on AASHTO's recommendations for
bridge abutments. (Where access is limited to small vehicles, such as pickup
trucks, I sometimes use 100 psf vertical surcharge pressure, arbitrarily.) 
William C. Sherman, PE
(Bill Sherman)
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)

	From: Mark D. Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)] 
	Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 2:52 PM
	To: seaint(--nospam--at)
	Subject: retaining all vehicle surcharge
	What is a good surcharge value to use for a residential retaining
wall that would have vehicle traffic on the retained side of wall,
potentially a firetruck loading? I don't want to do a wheel loading, just a
psf surcharge loading.



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