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Re: ACI 318 App D, and wedge anchors

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In a message dated 7/31/08 10:02:24 AM, jkeyser(--nospam--at) writes:
or avoid post-installed anchors entirely if possible.

In other words, completely *prohibit* the improvement of the earthquake strength and safety of existing structures, except with (often prohibitively expensive) new foundation construction.

I'm thinking mainly of single-family homes, where many owners are willing to invest a "reasonable" amount in anchor bolts and plywood, but not an order of magnitude more in a whole new foundation.

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA USA

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