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RE: Retaining Wall Surcharge in Snow Country

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Mr. Welliver, et. al.,

Our particular climate is very dry and this extends to a low water content
in our soil normally.  For our typical footings we only have to have 18"
embedment because heave is really not an issue.  That said it is our
experience that "frozen" soil and "thawed" soil behave similarly in our
climate.  So I guess what I am saying is that while I believe that the soil
being "frozen" helps, I don't believe it completely alleviates our problem.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry H. Welliver [mailto:wellive(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 6:04 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: Retaining Wall Surcharge in Snow Country
> I believe the thinking goes that the soil mass will be
> effectively frozen in
> this condition to negate the surcharge effect.
> Barry H. Welliver