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RE: Foundation on clay

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What is the soil PI over the top 15' of depth?  Did the geotech provide an
estimate of the soil's potential vertical rise?

Brian K. Smith, P.E.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Gill [mailto:Gary_Gill(--nospam--at)BKITECH.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 12:26 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: Foundation on clay
> I'm in the early design phase of developing a foundation plan for a
> rectangular shaped one-story house. My initial design concept was
> pouring a
> continuos perimeter footing with interior piers ( the house will have a
> crawl space - floor joist). However, a preliminary soil report
> indicates a 4
> ft thick layer of pipe clay about 6 ft below grade. I'm re-thinking my
> initial foundation concept. A monolithic slab with turndowns might be more
> appropriate. That way the entire house can float. Any other suggestions?