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I was a little confused. I've watched (sort of from a distance) the piles
go in. Wasn't sure about the conventional foundation at the same time
On Dec 13, 2013 7:09 PM, "Andrew Kester" <akester74(--nospam--at)gmail.com> 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
>> On Dec 13, 2013 4:39 PM, "Andrew Kester" <akester74(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Stone columns are pretty popular here in Florida to improve loose near
>>> surface sandy soils (upper 10-15 feet or so). Then you place a
>>> conventional foundation system over top of them but with a much higher
>>> allowable bearing pressure, so you can save quite a bit of footing 
>>> cost. 
>>> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
> wrote:
>>> 

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