[TowerTalk] Concrete prices
Roger (K8RI) on TT
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Thu Jan 2 04:02:20 EST 2014
On 12/25/2013 12:17 PM, Roger (K8RI) on TT wrote:
> On 12/25/2013 8:38 AM, Randy wrote:
>> To the best of my understanding, for freestanding towers, you HAVE TO
>> have "undisturbed soil" for the
>> pour-- you can not dig a hole and form up for the base and backfill.
Contractors regularly use back hoes for the entire hole. Often there is no choice but to "form up" and properly compact the back fill.
A good back hoe operator can leave the edges of the hole as undisturbed as someone with a shovel.
Never say never, nature has a way of making you do things differently. You may have to use an extra yard or two of concrete. Just ask your ME
>> I'm not saying that's what you said re: "trencher", but you can't do
>> Thanks to Mike Ryan, K4CVL for pounding that into my thick skull
>> before it was too late.
>> 73 & Merry Christmas
>> On 12/24/2013 9:29 AM, Mike Reublin NF4L wrote:
>>> I want to see if I can get a reasonability check on the price to
>>> pour the base for my HG-70HD. 4x4x7 1/2 feet. I'm getting the base
>>> from HG.
> There are many areas where that is not possible. The back hoe does
> meet "undisturbed soil". The mean, not formed and filled. Where it's
> not possible, the back fill has to be properly compacted. For those
> in dry sand, the base has to be made larger and it's time to hire an
> Roger (K8RI)
>>> Bid #1. Did hole by hand, bring concrete from street with a power
>>> wagon. 3000# mix. $1500.00.
>>> Bid #2. Dig hole with "trencher". pump concrete from street, 3000#
>>> mix with fibers. $2500.00.
>>> 73 & Merry Christmas,
>>> Mike NF4L
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