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Re: Shoring on cantilevered retaining walls

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I assume you are doing this in sections- about 5-6' long.  A B A B etc.  I would not try cutting this all out at once.  The steel beams will deflect - perhaps too much for the size you mention.
Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA
On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 07:25:49 -0700 "Pinyon Engineering" <Pinyonengineering(--nospam--at)> writes:
I'm working on a garage that is dug into a hillside lot.  This is a single family residence.  I can't slope the cut at 1:1 without crossing the property line. The depth of cut is about 10 ft. A concrete contractor suggested embeding W8x13 steel beams @ 24" oc into the back side of an enlarged heel of the retaining wall footing.  then placing plywood on the back side to retain the dirt.  I can make the calcs work for this but is there a better way to do this? 
thanks for suggestions
Tim Rudolph
Pinyon Engineering