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Why wouldn't the floor act as a restraining force at the top of the wall?

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Wajahat Nassar 

> Dear All,
> I am working on a 900 sq ft, area where there are no basements on two 
> sides and the owner wishes to have a basement for his property. I am not 
> sure how this would work. The drawings say that a 9 inch retaining wall 
> would be prepared to the actual footing depth. I am afraid that this wall 
> may fail under cantilever load and may rotate forward.
> Please help.
> Thank you
> Yours sincerely,
> Wajahat

David Topete, SE

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