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Old 11-01-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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beach structure foundation

hi friends,, please tell me a good option for beach side structure's foundation.
if im going for wooden columns,, then what should be the base for it?


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This "structure"............ is it a barbecue, a cabana, a motel, or perhaps a parking garage?


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Unfortunately your question is much too general for us to answer with any degree of accuracy.

Most beachside homes are built on very long caissons or piers driven down very deep to solid earth. Simply placing a basic concrete pier footing a few feet deep will usually lead to failure in short order.

You need to retain an engineer to evaluate your lot's soil conditions. This may be done based on a local engineer's familiarity with the local conditions, or it may involve drilling down to determine at what depth an adequate bearing capacity can be reached.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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10x10 pilings are pretty common, as are 10in. diameter poles for house foundations. You would need to have a site evaluation and core sample taken to determine what you could do, in addition to constraints placed on you by sea level and local or state requirements.
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