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hi DIY Friends,
I am planning to contruct a cottage on sea- river shore which is marshy and in the tidal range during high water springs. soil is loose mud. concrete piles have to go really deep. i am thinking of making it stand on Elephant foots , with coconut shells( locally available.) to fill in the pits.
help me with a easy to under stand model of elephant foot construction on marshy soil.
thank you =Paul
 

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hi DIY Friends,
I am planning to contruct a cottage on sea- river shore which is marshy and in the tidal range during high water springs. soil is loose mud. concrete piles have to go really deep. i am thinking of making it stand on Elephant foots , with coconut shells( locally available.) to fill in the pits.
help me with a easy to under stand model of elephant foot construction on marshy soil.
thank you =Paul
Have you considered building/buying a house boat?
 

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hi DIY Friends,
I am planning to contruct a cottage on sea- river shore which is marshy and in the tidal range during high water springs. soil is loose mud. concrete piles have to go really deep. i am thinking of making it stand on Elephant foots , with coconut shells( locally available.) to fill in the pits.
help me with a easy to under stand model of elephant foot construction on marshy soil.
thank you =Paul
Elephant foots with coconut shells on loose mud? Sounds like a structural engineer or house boat dealer should be in your future. You likely won't find a satisfactory answer to that question here.
 
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