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Subject: Re: seismic vault
From: John Popelish jpopelish@........
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:57:50 -0400

J=F3n Fr=EDmann wrote:
> Hi
> I forgot, the land where I plan my seismic vault isn't flat, it has som=
> slope to it (right word? I don't know..). I am going to place it on a
> solid rock that is close to my apartment, becose of that, there is smal=
> hill, since the rock is a bit higer then the ground around it. It has
> enugh soil for me to place it at least 70 cm below ground.

If you cover this vault with a concrete lid that hangs down a bit=20
below the top edges of the walls, and provide a drain path around the=20
vault for surface drainage, I think this would work pretty well.  I=20
don't think you should try to bury that cover but keep it above the=20
surface to keep water out), but you might isolate it a bit from wind=20
and temperature changes by placing an insulated pyramidal plywood roof=20
over it.  You will still need a down slope drain at the bottom of the=20


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