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Old 04-20-2015, 02:20 PM
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Pier Post Installation Advice Needed

I need to install four - 6" diameter wood posts for a pier extension to accommodate a new lift and boat. Have tried to get contractors over, but it's a small job and they are busy with lift installations now, so they're understandably not available for a few weeks. I'm considering trying to sink them in with water pressure as the location is shallow (<3 feet deep) and a very sandy bottom. I hope to sink them in at least 4' or so to keep them from heaving over time.

Anyone out there done this? Is it something I could/should try or just wait for a contractor to be available? I had the first section of pier done by a contractor with a barge and they were driven in, but that location had some tougher ground/bottom at the time - there were more of them also.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as I want to get this completed soon so boat can be ready without delays.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:44 AM
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I did this a few years ago with a neighbor and your gonna kick yourself but you are about 3 months to late when the ice is on I have found to be the best time to set timbers in water.

sorry i don't have any advice besides that and that probably was not what you wanted to hear.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:42 PM
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I was hoping to get some feedback here on this idea. I won't be waiting for the freeze over again, but will give it a go this weekend with the power washer/water pressure. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd appreciate comments before I get going too.

By the way, the water is shallow and the posts are only 12' lengths, so they will be fairly managable in the installation location.

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Mike
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