In order to increase to contact area, you can full pen. weld a new piece
around the perimeter. You will need to stiffen it with "fins" from the
plate back to the column. This should also help to reduce bending in
the main portion of the plate.
Jake Watson, E.I.T.
Salt Lake City, UT
Fariborz Tehrani wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I'm working on a project that needs substantial
> foundation upgrading.
> I'm specifically looking for practical solutions for
> baseplate upgrading i.e. how to make it wider and
> I apprceiate any comments or hints on this and/or
> relative issues.
> Thanks in advance,
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