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Mar 10, 2018 - 4:30:02 PM
5650 posts since 8/7/2009

Driving up to Virden, Illinois Friday morning - just south of Springfield (north of St. Louis). Going to pick up some "Diamond Piers". But - I would be interested in knowing about anything that might be worth going to on Friday evening in or around (south of...) Springfield or St. Louis. Ideas anyone?

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:11:20 AM

5650 posts since 8/7/2009

...leaving in the morning. Looks like an uneventful trip. Oh well...

The drive will be nice. It will be nice just to get away from the house for a day or two.


 

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:03:51 PM

5650 posts since 8/7/2009

6 hours up - turn around - and 6 hours back.

Long day, would have been nice to have a reason to stay over somewhere. Couldn't find anything that sounded interesting, so - it made sense to get back home.

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:18:23 PM
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boxbow

USA

2314 posts since 2/3/2011

What are the facets of these Diamond Piers of which you speak? Are they shiny?

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:24:46 AM

5650 posts since 8/7/2009

16 smooth facets, but not shiny. foundation piers for a new deck.

http://pinfoundations.com/decks.htm

perfect for what I need, to avoid digging footings 2' in diameter and 2' deep / saves time and money. But the biggest reason was making a choice to use something less likely to kill a few very mature trees next to the house and deck.  And actually, as a foundation for the deck, these will be much better.

But there are no dealers this far south. It was a little cheaper to go pick them up than ship, and I needed an excuse to get away from the house for just a little while.

Edited by - tonyelder on 03/18/2018 07:26:08

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:00:43 AM
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boxbow

USA

2314 posts since 2/3/2011

I remember reading about those now. Lighter than the equivalent concrete and less excavation for the same result. You just need to rent the driver. And call Miss Dig. I didn't once and one time only. Oops.

Mar 18, 2018 - 3:04:29 PM

5650 posts since 8/7/2009

I bought the driver (EXPENSIVE!!!!) - but they will give me a full refund when I send it back. Can't beat that!

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