Material and Installation Information
Pad and Pier Foundation
The pad and pier is a foundation design used for monopoles and self supporting towers as well as the support structure for a guyed tower base. Excavation, carpentry, concrete and reinforcing steel skills are required to provide a safe, as-designed installation. The tower foundation landscape is littered with failed projects by inexperienced contractors who viewed the installation as a seemingly easy task.
Using the correct loading, a structural analysis of the tower must be provided with base reactions in order for an engineer to provide a foundation design. A geotechnical/soil report is normally required in order to obtain sealed design drawings for a building permit.
Although the specifications will provide you with the reinforcing steel sizes and placement, concrete PSI requirements and the pier and pad sizes, the excavation and formwork requirements are to be designed by the contractor.
The default pricing is a baseline of averages throughout the country for a pad and pier foundation in normal soil within 120 miles of the contractor’s office. The total includes excavation, forming materials, reinforcing steel, 3000 PSI concrete and installation. The size of the foundation will influence the cubic yard pricing provided. Prices will vary based upon soil conditions, location and additional design requirements. Add concrete testing to your proposal. If your bid documents require you to provide a proposal using "normal soil" conditions, try to get the owner to provide soil borings with a report to ensure a competitive bid environment.
Pad and Pier Foundations
||In "My Estimator" enter the pier square and height and the pad square and pad depth for total cubic yards and average baseline pricing.
|Self Supporting Tower (3 Piers and One Pad or 3 Piers and 3 Pads)
||In "My Estimator" enter the pier square and height and the pad square and pad depth plus the number of pads (1 or 3) for total cubic yards and average baseline pricing.
We recommend that you contact our listed foundation installation companies to obtain additional information about their services, capabilities and experience.