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Jim,

 

The following is a start.

 

Check out Evaluation Maintenance and Upgrading of Wood Structures by the ASCE.

http://www.pubs.asce.org/BOOKdisplay.cgi?8201271

 

Check out Chapter 13 & 14 of Wood handbook--Wood as an engineering material

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/FPLGTR/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm

Regards,
Harold O. Sprague

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Persing [mailto:jpersing(--nospam--at)fhoarch.com]
Sent:
Friday, September 26, 2003 5:35 PM
To: Seaint@Seaint. Org (E-mail)
Subject: Wood Piles

 

I have been asked to provide some general information regarding existing wood piles used at a water front (fresh water) house regarding estimated life, inspection, verification, etc.  Does anybody know of a good reference or source that I could use?

 

Jim Persing, PE