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[TowerTalk] Sandy Soil ???

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Sandy Soil ???
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Date: Sat Feb 22 10:04:27 2003
In a message dated 2/21/03 5:22:14 PM Pacific Standard Time, 

> Is soil with a high sand content any problem for tower base installation???

    Yes - it doesn't have the loadbearing capacity of other 'soils'. 

>  If so, what is recommended?

    Typically you'll have to have your concrete be more able to bear the 
overturning and other forces which means you should have an engineer design 
the base for you. You can find a Volunteer Consulting Engineer (VCE) for your 
state at the ARRL website. Or buy one of your engineering-type buddies a case 
of beer to run the calcs.

Steve     K7LXC
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