[Greenbuilding] Fence posts--gravel or concrete

Kathy Cochran kathys_old_house at goldrush.com
Tue May 10 23:02:42 PDT 2011


That's a great idea to use precast piers with stakes,
(<http://www.pinfoundations.com/) but where I live, on virtually a bed of
rock, I'd have a heck of a time getting the stakes into the ground.  I'd
have to use dynamite!  

Kathy Cochran
San Andreas, California

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[mailto:greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of JOHN
SALMEN
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Fence posts--gravel or concrete

I hadn't thought of precasting but I like that they are using tubes (much
more surface area). Would be hard to get the pad placement accurate I would
think on hard soils as the pounding loves to shift things. Looks like a
great product - ducks unlimited must love them for boardwalks.

The timber trellis structure at providence (including the rock bases) is
supported on pounded tripods (disturbed clay base) and I expected some
settlement over time but nothing over 6-7 years. I had hoped parks might get
interested in the approach but they seem to like heli lifting concrete.

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[mailto:greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of Chris
Koehn
Sent: May-10-11 6:25 PM
To: Greenbuilding at bioenergylists.org
Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Fence posts--gravel or concrete

John's post reminded me of a company offering a pre-engineered post solution
for decks and elevated walk-ways: <http://www.pinfoundations.com/> 
Anyone use these? Minimal site disturbance is a good thing..

Chris 
TimberGuides
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