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- From: "Jeffery Seegert (x 485)" <jbseegert(--nospam--at)matrixti.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 08:50:35 -0400
I assume that you mean 5 degrees Celsius. Are you certain that the local codes has actually established a frost line. I worked in the Las Vegas area for a significant time. Although they do get snow once in a while, there is no significant frost line. But, if you do have a frost line, then you would normally set the frost line from the surrounding grade. The exception would be a mounds with very steep angle of repose or a retaining wall would be another example. Sometimes the frost line depths are at a more lateral direction (shortest distance from the foundation to the surface). -----Original Message----- From: Dave Meney [mailto:yenem(--nospam--at)iinet.net.au] Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 7:16 AM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Frost line issues Hi, I am seeking advice regarding footings and the frost line. I am aware that footings need to be founded below the design frost line. If a tank for example is placed on a mound of compacted fill, is the frost line measured from the new ground surface local to the tank, or from the existing ground. I suspect from the new ground level, as the backfill insulates the existing ground. I saw a strange sketch, which shows tank foundations being carried through the backfill and well into the existing ground, for a project being considered in Mongolia. Any comments regarding the frost line would be appreciated - here in Perth, Western Australia, it rarely falls below 5° outside! Regards, Dave Meney Yenem Engineering Services 54 John Street Gooseberry Hill WA 6076 Phone: 9257-2695 Fax: 9257-2264 Mobile: 0417-949-374 e-mail: yenem(--nospam--at)iinet.net.au
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