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You also might want to look into the "Handbook fot the location,
design, construction, operation, and maintenance of boat launching
facilities" for SOBA (states organization for boting access.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Bachman <BachmanPM(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: 20 July, 1998 1:59 PM
Subject: Concrete Boat Ramps

Greetings from the brutally hot southwest (Austin, TX) !

I must provide guidance on a concrete boat ramp to be subject to fresh
water level fluctuation. I can think of no special requirements,
except a toewall to prevent undercutting, and perhaps a low slump mix
to preclude shrinkage cracking for protecion of the reinforcing
against corrosion.

I understand the COE has a document on this, however, I cannot locate
it on their webserver. Does anyone have a reference on concrete boat
ramps or any pertinent information that makes them different from a
typical slab-on-grade from a structural design standpoint. Thanks.