From: "Brian K. Smith" <smithegr(--nospam--at)bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 14:30:25 -0600
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)seaint.org'
> 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?