Accession Number : AD0675357

Title :   HOUSE BASEMENTS ON PRAIRIE CLAYS. HERE'S HOW BUILDERS CAN ECONOMICALLY STOP FLOOR HEAVING.

Descriptive Note : Housing note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Hamilton,J. J. ; Handegord,G. O.

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Areas of shifting clay soils in the Canadian Prairies often cause extensive damage to basement floors and have resulted in the restricted use of basements as living space in the Western Provinces. The report details economical methods to prevent heaving of basement floors allowing builders to take advantage of the increasing trend to utilization of basement area as an integral part of a home's living space. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUILDINGS, *FLOORS), CLAY, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), COSTS, MOISTURE, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), CONSTRUCTION, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), CANADA

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE