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The lowermost front strip or molding of a baseboard.
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(Architecture) the lowest part of a pedestal, base, or skirting. Compare surbase
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Archit. the lowest part of a base that consists of two or more horizontal members.
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Noun1.subbase - the lowest molding of an architectural base or of a baseboardsubbase - the lowest molding of an architectural base or of a baseboard
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
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References in periodicals archive ?
Maher, The Development of a Performance Specification for Granular Base and Subbase Material, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2005.
"On our other projects, there is usually a tolerance of up to 20mm while you are doing the subbase; but on this project, the degree of error cannot exceed 9mm.
Subbase thickness also depends on other factors such as the amount of soil support and anticipated wheel loads.
(2011) indicated that recycled construction and demolition waste (RCDW) can be utilized as coarse base and subbase layer for low-volume roads.
Subsurface water can also cause the subbase or subgrade to wash into unsealed pipes or structures, resulting in settlement and failure.
The use of low-quality materials as subbase seems feasible and advantageous.
The reasons: the difficulties in modeling field boundary conditions, such as friction from the subbase and restraints from the shoulders or adjoining pavements; environmental changes; traffic loads; and possible variations in construction work.
But that puts a lot of wear and tear on the screws, NSN 5305-00-269-3234, that attach the seat's subbase assembly to its pedestal assembly.
To allow construction to proceed, soil stabilization is sometimes accomplished by drying a subgrade soil and stabilizing the working platform for the subbase or pavement.
But from the standpoint of the manufacturer, if you can install a subbase in seven days as opposed to 30 days [for a stone field], obviously you can install three extra fields.