It was mentioned before - FROST -
If you are in a frost area - driving over it will force it (frost) DOWN....
in our area (South-East Wisconsin) - in the areas where the snow is removed
(like roads) and there's traffic,,,, the frose WILL get to 30' ( THAT IS
FEET AS in 12" EACH) when the temps are like -20* for any legnth of time.
I have needed to put a ladder up to the roof on my house to get snow off
when it was -25* for a week, I blowed off the lawn (16" or so of snow) and
the lawn was WET AND NOT FROZE as the snow was the insulation.... the day
after it was cleaned off - "like a rock" down a foor and going....
the Foam over the pipe is GOOD also putting the water pipe inside another
one (like a 6" pipe) is also good - keeping it 24-36" down will help keeping
the line in one piece when driving over it.......
so have fun hope this helps and YMMV
john b = wisconsin cheesehead
Post by Andy S.
I'm in the planning stages on creating a RV parking area on the north
side of my back yard. However, the only concern that I have with
choosing this area is driving over the water main pipe going into the
home (not parking directly on the pipe).
Without measuring exactly, I am going to *guess* the water main is
about 18 (or more) inches below ground. Is this something I should be
concerned with? Unfortunately the north side of my home is the only
option / space I have for RV parking. So if this is a concern, is
there a way to reinforce the pipe underground so as not to crush the
Thanks everyone in advance!
SelzlerA at Yahoo dot com