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Ah, but from what you quoted it is not clear if Table 404.1.1a only
requires the wall the be GROUTED but not necessarily reinforced.  Does it
clarify it further at all? (I can look for myself when I get home as I
have the 1995 CABO at home)

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, IRV FRUCHTMAN wrote:

> Jim-
> Yes CABO does cover foundation walls. My 1995 edition
> of CABO indicates:
>
> Table 404.1.1a: the maximum depth of unbalanced fill
> for 10" ungrouted hollow block masonry units = 5 ft,
> and in Section 404.2: Design required when "foundation
> walls subject...30lbs/ft3...in accordance with
> accepted engineering practice"
>
> Section 406.2 "in areas of high water table or other
> severe soil-water conditions.....exterior foundation
> walls...shall be waterproofed with a membrane..."
>
> Irv
>
>
> --- Jim Wilson <wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear Seaint,
> >
> > I don't have access to a CABO code, so I am hoping
> > someone can lend a hand.  Does CABO specify
> > residential foundation wall reinforcement
> > requirements?  I believe the applicable year would
> > be
> > 2000.  The case in point is a 10" block wall 9' high
> > from footing to sill, supporting about 8' of
> > backfill
> > (shale/rock/sand).  Installed pilasters are useless
> > and must be discounted.
> >
> > Also, the top course of masonry is semi-solid cap
> > blocks with 1/2" anchor bolts set into the vertical
> > mortar joints between blocks at 6' o.c.  Seems like
> > a
> > real bad detail, but once again I am stuck here in
> > no-inspection land (until last year) and I need a
> > way
> > to hold a contractor responsible for his work now
> > that
> > the house is 75% complete.
> >
> > And while I am on the subject, what mason would set
> > an
> > underground basement wall and fill the vertical
> > joints
> > (up to 1 1/2" wide in some cases) AFTER the wall is
> > erected, and then proceed to only parge the exterior
> > -
> > no dampproofing, no membrane.  That can't be code
> > compliant either, can it?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Jim Wilson, PE
> > Stroudsburg, PA
> >
> >
> >
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