The type of soil has an influence, with clay soils developing higher pressures than silts. The three basic requirements for frost heaving are: I might keep your deck more level but you shouldn't notice any big difference. Find all posts by Sundancefisher. This effect diminishes with increasing distance from the water; it may also be offset by cold air draining into the area at night.
Frost keeps pushing deeper into Winnipeg's frozen terrain
During the critical spring and fall periods, this can easily mean the difference between extensive damage and none at all. It is especially important to avoid basins, depressions, and other poorly drained areas when growing crops sensitive to cold temperatures and freezing. Excess quantities should be avoided. The Frost Line depth is affected by the presence of grass, asphalt, snow cover and man made objects, etc. Also it will be more resistant to water erosion so your deck doesn't have one of its new pilings settle and twist your deck. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. Originally Posted by MrMastodonFarm.
When adding manure or peat as soil improvers, these materials should be well-mixed into the soil. The Alberta Ministry of Transportation offers a subscription service on its website to drivers who wish to stay up-to-date with road ban orders and seasonal weight changes. Drilled concrete piles need to be designed for frost jacking forces and need to be acertain length depending on soil type and groundwater conditions. A saturated soil will develop the maximum heaving pressure; as the moisture content drops, heaving pressure drops also and is reduced to zero in a soil with low moisture content. Of course we have the cold temperatures.
Originally Posted by muskegnmud. Much more to this topic than observation only. Follow us on Twitter globeandmail Opens in a new window. I currently live in a condo that has a smaller backyard. Loam black dirt when disturbed cannot be packed down to adequately support any type of structure reliably.