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We were hoping that this was the case too, but no, they really want 30 vertical.  Not enough to take care of a good pile of snow shoveled from the sidewalk.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 4:25 PM
Subject: RE: Retaining Wall Surcharge

Make sure you're talking the same language - vertical surcharge pressure vs horizontal surcharge pressure.  (horizontal = k*vertical)
 
Bill Sherman
CH2M HILL / DEN
720-286-2792
 


From: Ken Peoples [mailto:kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:49 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Retaining Wall Surcharge

I would like to know whether there are any published recommendations for surcharges for retaining walls not subject to a highway surcharge but will likely be subjected to loads from typical commercial lawn care equipment.  We specified 100 psf on the design drawing but the wall manufacturer's engineer wants us to agree to 30 psf.  30 psf just seems too light to me.
 
Best regards,


Kenneth S. Peoples, P.E.


Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
1584 Weaversville Road
Northampton, PA 18067

Phone:  610-262-6345
Fax:      610-262-8188
Email:   kpeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net