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    Water - water - water .

    A very simple question .

    There is water .

    Lots of water ...... but it's only about a half metre deep .

    No possibility of tipping load after load after load after load of soil to make a base on which to work .

    This is not the same question as I asked a long time ago about driving piles into water - though it kind of might be .

    Anyway . It's water .

    Is there ANY possibility any way at all whatsoever at all in any way at all to pound some posts down and build a weekend place wott will be forever standing 1.5 metres above the water ?

    The Venetians did it 2000 years ago !

    But there's no possibility of putting soil there .

    Is it possible .... or more likely is it not ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasp
    Anyway . It's water .
    Have you considered a whole new approach.


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    Talking

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    That's lovely that is !

    I want one .

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    Is there ANY possibility any way at all whatsoever at all in any way at all to pound some posts down and build a weekend place wott will be forever standing 1.5 metres above the water ?
    Of course it is possible, all you need are long (20+m) precast concrete poles and a pile driving machine that can withstand the 0,5m water. You just need to find the right guys to do it for you.

    Just out of curiosity; why is adding soil not possible? In the Netherlands we've created a huge island in the middle of the sea and so have we done in Dubai.

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    Hi Koetjeka .

    I just can't imagine finding anyone who can deliver soil to this spot .

    There are times when the water is down and this land appears ..... but it's not firm .

    I just can't imagine that there's anybody around Korat who could actually get the soil to the location .

    The Netherlands does it all the time and so does Venice - so they have the huge barges with the rams - but I don't see anybody in Thailand being able to do it .

    Or if there is someone I imagine the cost would be huge .




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    That's a brilliant little video Neal !!!!!


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    Neal, that is exactly how they did the addition at my place in BKK. Thanks for posting it brought some good memories.

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    Gas pump with large diameter hoses to drain.
    Backhoe to dig out all that great growing soil down to hardcore and sell or store for your garden.?

    Otherwise just sell the land and build elsewhere?

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    We couldn't get a backhoe near this , Crepitas .

    I fancy an experiment based on VocalNeal's advice .

    Later in the year I'm going to buy a few lengths of concrete pipe and some collars and I'm getting the local villains to come and stand on it as in that video , bounce it down 5 metres , suck out the soil , attach the next one and see how far down we can bounce it all .

    Suck out the soil . Fill it with steel rods and concrete . And see how that goes .

    I think it will be a totally wasted afternoon but a Hell of a good laugh !!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Thai Pile Driving
    That would make a good title for a porn movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Thai Pile Driving
    That would make a good title for a porn movie
    That's a very cutey avatar you've got there .

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