[TowerTalk] Towers, and bedrock

Gene Smar ersmar at verizon.net
Mon Dec 24 14:10:44 EST 2007


     Merry Christmas back at ya.

     For installations in bedrock, you can use rock anchors such as shown on this page from the Trylon tower web site:  http://www.trylon.com/lightdutytowers/selfsupporttwrs_foundationdesign.asp .  But you really ought to consider having a PE design your foundation based on local soil/rock conditions with which he should be familiar.  

     Good luck with the project.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

From: Charles Gallo <Charlie at TheGallos.com>
Date: 2007/12/24 Mon PM 01:02:31 CST
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Towers, and bedrock

	First - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

There is a chance (small, but it's there) - that I will be getting a 2nd QTH in the near future

The think is, in that general area of the country, unless you live in the bottom of a valley, you usually hit bedrock within a foot or 2 of the surface - and if you choose right/wrong, you often have NO soil over the bedrock (or a couple of inches)

How do you put up a tower in that situation? 

BTW I know of exactly ONE in ground pool in the area - it was put in by the owner of the local heavy equipment and blasting company - the pool took significant amounts of ANFO to get dug

73 de KG2V

For the Children - RKBA!

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