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Expansion Solutions
When the soil expands beneath a concrete swimming pool deck, the pressure can turn the finest slab work into an unsightly clash of cracked planes and angles. There are ways to overcome this soil expansiveness, says a veteran structural engineer, but it takes knowing what you’re up against – and a fair degree of patience.
By Ron Lacher, P.E.
Source: Watershapes
Publication date: February, 1999

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Minimizing Swimming Pool Structural Problems Due to Concrete Deck Construction

Most of us in the swimming pool construction industry know that many materials expand and contract with temperature change. How many of us know how important proper trade practices are in minimizing problems due to temperature caused expansion and contraction?
By Ron Lacher, P.E.

Concrete Decks in Expansive Soils

It is well known that expansive soils and poor drainage are a potentially damaging combination, especially for structures such as concrete decks on grade.
By Ron Lacher, P.E.

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