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Michael Bryson wrote:

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Does anyone have an opinion on whether it is impractical to lay CMU block directly on a sloping grade beam?

Sure it is difficult but is it too impractical? What if the slope was steep i.e. approaching 30 or 40 degrees?

TIA

It is far more common to "step" the foundation than to have a "sloping grade beam." In fact, I'd strongly advise against the latter.

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