[TowerTalk] screw anchors in sandy soil

Larry lknain at nc.rr.com
Mon Nov 11 10:11:52 EST 2013

At the beach here mobile homes must be anchored with screw-in anchors and 
straps. Most of the places that service mobile homes in the area can do the 
anchors but they would be smaller ones - 4 or 5 feet. Perhaps some of inland 
areas have a similar arrangement.

73,  Larry  W6NWS

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Lux
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 9:27 AM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] screw anchors in sandy soil

On 11/11/13 4:24 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> Interesting video! Screw in anchors would be worth considering if you have
> access to the equipment to drive them in and the appropriate soil type.
> Perhaps there are companies that just do this, however it is likely easier
> to find a backhoe and dig a hole for a concrete slab.

There are companies that do this. Like a lot of specialized construction
things, you have to find them. I'd look for people who are in the
business of planting utility poles. (and hope it's not right after a big
storm, when those guys are busy fixing the downed infrastructure)

On the other hand, if you're looking at a big tower or an unusual soil
type, then you should be talking to an Engineer, and they'd probably
know the local vendors.  You should be talking to an Engineer to select
the appropriate anchor type for your soil in any case.


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