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Thanks Craig.


On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Craig Hawe wrote:

> I would not speculate on the water table.  The depth or rise of the water
> table is something that our contracts require the geotech to provide. 
> The Geotech may have some historical information to assist him in this
> estimate.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) <javascript:;> [mailto:
> seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) <javascript:;>] On
> Behalf Of Will Haynes Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:37 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) <javascript:;>
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Underground vault flotation
> If you have a site where the water table is not mentioned to be 
> encountered during the site soils investigation, would you typically go 
> ahead and design an underground vault to resist flotation assuming the 
> water table could rise later during the year (or at some point in the 
> future) or would you design the vault without adding the additional 
> concrete to resist the buoyancy uplift?
> If you would design against flotation, at what level water table would 

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