Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Drilled piers vs piles

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
	Okay, but the question is why not?  Is there something special about
Houston that precludes their use.  Why are 99% of all the buildings in the
Dallas/Ft. Worth area constructed with void boxes with NO problems, but you
can't use them in South Texas?
	Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to argue.  I'm young and dumb and trying
soak up all the great knowledge available on this list.
	Really, what's the big hang up with void boxes.

Brian K. Smith, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 4:17 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Drilled piers vs piles


"Crawl space," yes. Void Boxes under grade beams, absolutely not.



William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, TX, USA
Phone (281) 492-2251
FAX (281) 492-8203
email bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian K. Smith [mailto:smithegr(--nospam--at)bellsouth.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 3:40 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Drilled piers vs piles

        Why not what?  Why do they not use them anymore?  I can't say for
certain,
maybe Bill can help us.  I have reviewed plans by other engineers from
around the Houston area, and they used a full crawl space foundation,
drilled piers with formed grade beams and a sub-surface drainage system
consisting of trenches.


******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
*
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*
*   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
*
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********


******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp
*
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*
*   http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp
*
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********