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Entablatures are –
a) Window treatments
b) Chimney details
c) Door treatments
d) Eave details
e) A type of porch column
A ratchet effect on a retaining wall
a) Is a repair method
b) Is another term for deadman
c) Is another term for gabion
d) Is a mode of failure
e) Is another name for tie backs
All of the following statements about retaining wall drainage are true except one. Identify
the false statement.
a) Drainage is important
b) Good draining soils such as clay should be used behind retaining walls.
c) Geotextile fabric between the backfill and native soil is useful.
d) A weeping tile or drainage holes are often recommended.
e) Tied-back walls do not usually require drain holes.
Joist twisting or warping is commonly caused by –
a) Uneven settling
b) Poor end bearing
c) Wood rot
d) Lumber shrinking unevenly as it dries
e) Higher than anticipated loading of the deck.
Which of the following would not cause a column to shift?
a) Frost heave
b) Eccentric loads
c) Improper footings or foundations
d) Mechanical damage
e) Rising damp