Footing for Brick Retaining Wall


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Old 05-19-06, 10:28 AM
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Footing for Brick Retaining Wall

I have one more quick question for the brick retaining wall I am doing. Basically I am running it parrallel to my back fence...about 3' out from the fence. I'm planning on it being about 2' high....double wythe brick.

I've never laid anything like this before...and have heard mixed things on what depth my concrete footing needs to be. My soil is pretty firm...and I will also have about 4" of crushed rock beneath. Obviously the cheaper the better....but I also want it strong enough to hold the weight of my wall. Would I be ok to use a 6" deep footing....or do I really need to go 8" or more?
 
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Old 05-19-06, 10:32 AM
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additional info

one thing I didn't mention. I am in the Sacramento Valley....so I don't have any freezing in the colder months to worry about here.
 
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Old 05-20-06, 02:50 AM
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6" for thickness will be fine but throw in a couple runs of 1/2"rerod to try to keep it together during an earhquake that we hope you don't have.

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