The frost line—also known as frost depth or freezing depth—is most commonly
the depth to which the groundwater in soil is expected to freeze. The frost depth ...
The average frost line depth in southern Pennsylvania is 36 inches. The frost line
(also referred to as frost depth or freezing depth) is the average depth in which ...
When you excavate your footings you will need to dig below the frost line.This is
the depth at which the moisture present in the soil is expected to freeze.
Joanne C., Hanover, PA. DEAR JOANNE: The freeze or frost line is the depth to
which the soil freezes or has been known to freeze at some point in the past.
Author: SMSPlumbing (PA). Most frost lines are about 18". Most plumbers install
the lines 2' down. This is below that line, and out of harms way from freezing.
In western Pennsylvania the frost line falls at 36", when installing underground
waterlines 42" is ... Section R-403.1.4 is amended to read as follows: "Minimum
Depth." All exterior footings and foundation systems shall extend below the frost
Maximum freeze depth corresponds to the maximum frost depth for the year with
the deepest frost penetration ... 42 (PA), 1606, 8, 0.568, 0.771, DEC, MAR.
www.schuylkilltwp.com/Forms/Building-and-Zoning/Deck Plan Requirements.pdf
Deck post footings shall be no less than 36” below grade (below frost line). 9.
Concrete ... Tread depth and riser height of stairs shall comply with the PA
Frost Line Depth. Termite. Severe. 30 in. Moderate to heavy. SEISMIC VALUES.
Seismic Ground Motion Values. Seismic Design. Category. Spectral Response.
Except as may be required by the Pennsylvania Right To Know Act, Act of June
21, 1957, P.L. 390 .... SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM Frost Line Depth, 30 inches.