If you need a rebar cage in the base, you'll have to figure the cost of
that; is that something you can make yourself?
I'd be inclined to take the tower manufacturer's drawings for the base
to a concrete contractor or two and get a price for the whole deal --
digging the hole, making and placing the rebar cage, delivering and
pouring the concrete, plus backfilling and removing excavated dirt if
If the information's any use at all as a guide, last summer a local (W.
Michigan) contractor quoted me US$2700 for a pad-and-pier foundation for
a 60ft. Heavy Duty AN Wireless tower. I still haven't done anything
about it, and I didn't check on the price of the alternative solid-block
foundation (more steel and concrete but less labor because little or no
On 03/09/06 03:17 pm Ricky Scott wrote:
> Ok, Hypothedical situation.
> Ham Station A is going to install a T500 40Ft Trylon tower,
> Thats 1150 plus 625 shipping.
> Assuming 200 bucks for 1 day digging with a rented back hoe for the hole.
> How does one estitmate total cost from there.
> Im swimming in numbers.
> BTW Local Concrete is 75 a yard and 85 with fibre.
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