TM 5-852-4/AFM 88-19, Chap. 4
Figure 2-4. Generalization of changing ground conditions as freezing penetrates into the annual frost zone35.
Concrete transition sections, shown as crosshatched on plan, were separated from main slabs by
one inch expansion joints, and were covered by 6x24-ft plywood platforms.
All slabs were reinforced with 616 welded wire mesh.
Transition section, 6 psi, constructed 2 years after original sections
The groundwater table was at or only slightly below ground surface at the beginning of each freezing
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Figure 2-5. Plan and elevation of surcharge field experiment, Fairbanks, Alaska28.