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They must have no clue about cost of construction of a wall on typ footing
compared to caissons...especially on hillsides.

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On
Behalf Of Tarek Mokhtar
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 4:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Masonry Question

He did not offer an alternative, Had to meet with the building official, and 
 HE needed convincing as well

> How did they want it supported?
> 
> On 6/4/2014 2:05 PM, Tarek Mokhtar wrote:
>> I was told recently by a plan checker that I could not use caissons
>> to support a retaining wall, swear I am not making this up
>> 
>> Tarek
>> 
>>> Idiotic as it was (increase the anchor diameter by 14", and the
>>> embedment by 2") the requirement in my case was the last holdout of
>>> the initial list of like 12 comments.   After a couple of
>>> teleconferences with the building official and planchecker on one
>>> side and a hysterical client on the other side,  I decided that it
>>> was wise to cave in on this single issue.
>>> And I did.
>>> 
>>> ______________________________

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