Design Information

Shenandoah County is currently enforcing the 2012 edition of the International Codes with the 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code amendments.

Frost depth is 24 inches from grade to bottom of footing

Ground snow load is 40 p.s.f.

Wind speed is 90 m.p.h.

Seismic design category is B

Severe weathering

Moderate to heavy termite damage

Winter design temperature, 16 degrees

Mean annual temperature, 50 degrees

Air freezing index, 0-1000

Ice barrier underlayment requirement, Yes

Additional information can be obtained from the plans examiner at 540-459-6185.