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I just did one two months ago. An excavator was excavating for a new house next to an existing just finished house. The owner of the latter complained to the newer house buyer who agreed to halt work and offered to pay the existing owner any engineering fees to solve the problem. He called me and I came up with soldier piles every 4 feet bored down below the proposed new basement 4 ft and anchored them with concrete. The contractor then slid planks down between the flanges of the soldier piles. He then excavated down to the basement level and poured his basement wall. Worked fine. I described in a bit more detail so you could understand the method.

On 2013/04/09 3:05 PM, David Topete wrote:
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,

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