I notice a fair amount of engineers violate ACI's maximum bar spacing for flexural reinforcement in grade beams (i.e. a 18" or 24" wide grade beam with 2 bars top and bottom). Is there anywhere in the code that allows you to do this for foundation elements? Or is there a particular reason why engineers would deem this requirement not critical for a grade beam?
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