> Just curious ... if you recognize now that you should have hired an
> engineer to deal with the dicey soil conditions, why wouldn't you hire
> one now to find out if you're in trouble? I'd sure want to know if I
> was putting 90 feet of tower on a concrete boat or not.
> Dave AB7E
One could put up a guyed tower on the base. With suitable guying (and
anchors), even if it settles, it will still remain mostly upright.
(I'm reminded of the Monty Python scene.. "When I first came here, this
was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp,
but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp.
So I built a second one. And that one sank into the swamp. So I built a
third. That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp. But
the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Son, the
strongest castle in all of England.")
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