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I have been facing a little dilemma lately regarding the crack control   
provisions in section 10.6 of the ACI code and would appreciate some   

I am designing grade beams and mat slab for a large under/ above ground   
parking structure in Korea.  Local water table conditions are terrible,   
the structure must be designed assuming water to the ground surface or   
even a few meters above at flood stage.  To add to the problems, the   
structure is located in a highly marine environment.

Looking at 10.6.5 in the code, I would venture a guess that a z value of   
145 is not sufficient for this situation (Yes, i remembered to reduce the   
value for the slab, for all you nitpickers out there!).  What sort of   
number would be appropriate for this scenario and how can I justify using   
it?  I have also tossed around the idea of simply increasing the cover   
and leaving the z at 145.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Wade Jensen