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- From: "S. Gordin" <mailbox(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com>
- Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 11:21:31 -0800
The codes do not differentiate between interior and exterior footings. Yes, we can place wood foundations on soil, but is it what is required here? The client is apparently expecting a code-compliant solution.
Like you said, the slab may crack - even without transient loads. At this point, the same "general public" will have no second thoughts accusing the engineer of not acting professionally and not using a "conservative" solution.
IMHO, nothing in the problem is worth it.
Steve Gordin SE
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