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RE: Retaining Wall Seismic Loads

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In the past when I added the seismic load to a basement retaining wall, the resulting footing was very large. I talked to the geo-eng and he said that I can use a F.S. of 1.1 for sliding & overturning, since the load is very short duration. If you do this the footing sizes are not so big. Just a thought. 
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From: Salvador Dorado [mailto:sdorado(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 2:51 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Retaining Wall Seismic Loads

Very helpful information.  Thank you.