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Neil,
In florida I don't think they tie together pad footings woth stone columns.
But we don't have seismic...
Andrew
On Dec 13, 2013 7:22 PM, "nma" <nma(--nospam--at)nma-se.com> wrote:

> These foundations are called Geopiers.  I have seen some examples of them
> around the Sacramento area.  Note that you should tie all of the piers
> together with a rigid foundation to minimize differential settlement.
> 
> A respected local firm: http://www.farrellinc.com/.  I have used them on
> some preliminary designs and review.
> 
> Neil
> 
> On 12/13/2013 4:05 PM, Andrew Kester wrote:
> 
>> Joseph,
>> It is a bit of a misnomer, maybe aggregate or stone piles would be
>> better? You are basically just improving the in-situ soil bearing 
>> capacity with loose sandy soils or organics. Then use a conventional 
>> foundation system. At least in my experience in florida...
>> On Dec 13, 2013 5:43 PM, "Joseph Grill"<jrgrill55(--nospam--at)gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 
>> Does the conventional foundation span between the columns? I don't
>>> understand

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