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Brick Foundations and Earthquake Retrofitting

...  are my sources.   Why This Article on Brick Foundations This article was a process of discovery.  I knew very little ...

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Existing Foundations, Cracks, and Performance in Earthquakes

...  off the ground.  That is the purpose of a foundation.  Foundations also resist earthquakes. Practically all old foundations are ...  mortar, used contaminated water from the bay, are made of brick, or have other very serious structural issues that need to be addressed ...

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Foundation Bolts – What They Do and How They Do It

...  bolt capacity.   Putting Bolts in Old Foundations Some people wonder if a bolt will work in an old foundation ...  of this video on old foundations that discusses brick and marginal foundations. What if the Foundation Slides on the ...  size of the foundation are usually not a serious concern. Brick Foundations Many people think the only way an effective retrofit can be ...

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Foundation Capping

...  wall conversion very difficult. Concrete Saddling of Brick Foundations If  a brick foundation is capped you often see a saddle.  This ...

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Earthquake Retrofit Contractors-10 Tips on Finding a Good One

...  California in 1992.  They demonstrated  that low quality foundations without steel reinforcing perform quite well in ...  California in 1992.  They demonstrated  that low quality foundations without steel reinforcing perform quite well in ...  International Existing Building Code. How to address brick foundations?  Gudelines for the Seismic Retrofit of Existing ...

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San Miguel Mission

...                             MAKING ADOBE BRICKS IN THE TRADITIONAL MANNER What I proposed to do is study the building ...  SHOWING STONES WITH ADOBE MORTAR The Foundation The foundations would be excavated by hand and shovel and abobe bricks would be ...

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Engineering and Design

...  Irons Bolted Homes Brick Foundation Retrofits CUREE W-19 Drywall shear ...  Liability Existing Foundations Foundation Capping Hazards Posed by Hillside Homes Hem Fir ...

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