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Re: Shear reiforcing in Mat foundation

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You don't have to make the whole mat thick
just have thicker mat around the piers like a pads until the high shear ends
Dave A., P.E. 
----- Original Message -----
From: Rich Lewis
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 8:01 PM
Subject: Shear reiforcing in Mat foundation

What is the configuration of shear reinforcing in a mat foundation?  Is it usually better to make the mat deep enough for no shear reinforcing rather than provide the extra bars?


I have some heavily loaded piers sitting on a mat and I was wondering f it would be better to reinforce in the vicinity of the piers rather than making the mat thicker.





Rich Lewis