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- From: "Cutler, Seth W CIV NAVFAC NW" <seth.cutler(--nospam--at)navy.mil>
- Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 07:45:17 -0700
Title: Sloped Continuous Footing
We have a project where our customer would like to use a cantilevered retaining wall with a longitudinally sloped footing. I noticed that the 2003 IBC allows for a sloped footing as long as it is less then 10% (1 in 10). Most of the retaining wall will be 6 to 8 feet tall but portions may be up to 10 to 15 ft. Does any one know of a code or sound engineering explanation why a sloped footing (<10%) would be unacceptable (I agree it's not proffered)? Project is located in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State which has fairly high seismic risk.
Seth W. Cutler, PE
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