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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frost_line

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 depends on the climatic conditions of an area, the heat transfer properties of the soil and adjacent materials, and on nearby heat sources. For example, snow cover ...

www.leelanau.cc/howdoia.asp?rid=12

The frost depth for this area, and most of the state of Michigan, is 42". Footings are required to be a minimum of 42" deep., measured from the finish grade to the bottom of the footing. This page last updated on 10/4/2016. This site is supported by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, participating agencies, and the  ...

www.reference.com/geography/deep-frost-line-michigan-89e82dd835c3484a

The frost line depth for most of Michigan is 42 inches. This is the depth at which groundwater present in the soil freezes. Though this is the standard depth, other factors play a part in determining...

diy.stackexchange.com/questions/63873/how-deep-is-the-frost-line-for-footers-in-michigan

Apr 17, 2015 ... Historically, the frost line has been 42" in Leelanau county, in northern Michigan ( http://www.leelanau.cc/howdoia.asp?rid=12). But with the severe cold spells in the past couple of years, where even southerly Kalamazoo, frost has reached down 5 feet in some places, MI municipal code officials may adjust ...

www.decks.com/how-to/264/deck-footing-frost-depth-map

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. Once your footings are buried below the frost line the ground will act as a barrier to insulate the soil below the footing from freezing in the winter. The depth you are ...

www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/02/kalamazoo_city_frozen_water_li.html

Feb 22, 2014 ... KALAMAZOO, MI -- It's the worst winter for frozen Kalamazoo water pipes in 35 years. Kalamazoo public services workers are ... Normal frost depths in the Kalamazoo area are 1 to 3 feet, but this year the frost line has reached 3 to 5 feet deep, according to Ritsema. He said city officials are anticipating frost ...

www.stignacenews.com/news/2014-03-27/News/Frost_Extends_6_Feet_Around_Michigan.html

Mar 27, 2014 ... The following is a sampling of frost depths around the region, from the Michigan Department of Transportation. ... Baraga County, nine miles west of Marquette and Baraga County line on US-41 and M-28: 86 inches. ... Gogebic County, four miles north of the Michigan state line on US-45: 84 inches.

grcity.us/design-and-development-services/Development-Center/Documents/WEB%20Residential%20Deck%20Guide.pdf

requirements of the current Michigan State Residential. Code, which is ... Footings. Footings shall be designed and constructed below frost depth. A 42” minimum ground cover is required from bottom of footing to grade (see pages 4. & 5). MRC 403.1.4. ... available on-line at www.grcity.us/devcenter. The following plans ...

www.summittwp.com/summit/departments/building_department1/uploads/MICHRESCODE.pdf

MICHIGAN RESIDENTIAL CODE 2003. APPLICABILITY: A permit is required to ... R403.1.4 FOUNDATION SYSTEMS shall extend below the frost line 42”. EXCEPTION: The footings in detached .... Plates shall be a nominal 2” depth and have a width at least equal to the studs. R602.3.3 BEARING STUDS. Where joists  ...