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Old 06-24-2007, 04:12 AM   #1
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Setting Pilings For Boat House

I am in the proccess of setting in the pilings for a dock and boat house around the Lake Martin area of Alabama. the material that i will have to go through for the most part is hard clay bottom and i was going to use water pressure to set them in place.

What i am wanting to know is what size pump,,, water pressure ,,, volume of flow and size of nozzle should i need to have, to be able to set these 6X6 and 8X8 pilings in a timely manner in this hard material to a depth of any way 4 to 6 feet.

We have done this before down along the coast with just a garden hose but that was in sand and even then it took a considerable ammount of time. we have never worked in this hard of material and really need someone who has a better idea of it. Thanks and any information will be appreciated. Don Wells


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hello my name is justin clowdus i build boathouses on logan martin lake and lake martin i have a pile driver with a 500 lb hammer on it i think thats the best way in AL to drive poles because this AL clay is nothing like sand , 150$ a pole to 200$ a pole with pole suppled, 205 405 4191


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Old 07-05-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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The best Advice is to give this guy a call. his price sounds very reasonable. Let him set the poles and then take it from there. Good luck bob
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We used JC for our boat house and decking. The decking is fine but the lift was installed incorrectly. We had to have it corrected at our expense. He did not honor his deadlines, would not return phone calls and did a lousy job for us. Beware!
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