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Why would you advise against it?

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From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 8:51 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: CMU Walls on Sloping Foundation

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