Local Design Criteria

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Local Design Criteria

Ground Snow Load

Wind Speed

Seismic Design Category

Weathering

Frost Line Depth

Termite or Decay

Winter Design Temp

Flood Hazards

Ice Barrier Required

Air Freezing Index

Mean Annual Temperature

70#

110 MPH 3 Second Gust

D2

Severe

42”

No/No

-18° F

No

Yes

3000

35 Degrees F

For more comprehensive information on Snow loads, please see the link below.: 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/7d8c55d1c4f815edf3d7e7d1c120383f/FEMA957_Snowload_508.pdf

Foundation Examples 

  • Reinforced Concrete Shallow Frost Protected Foundation (slab on grade)
  • Reinforced Poured Concrete stem walls on footings (crawl space or basement)
  • Reinforced Masonry stem walls on footings (crawl space or basement)
  • All Weather Wood Foundations
  • Reinforced Concrete Pier Foundations and Other Engineered Foundations
  • Foundation Only Permit Waiver
  • Temporary Structures
  • Post and Pier Foundations