Ballast Foundation

Ballast Foundation


  • Can be used for temporary installations
  • Does not disturb the soil
  • Can be used on bedrock
  • Easy assembly in the field
  • Can be used with various types of ballast materials


  • Does not penetrate below grade
  • Can be stored easily for use again in the future
  • Ballast can be changed for specific needs ie; higher wind speed locations

Fabrication Materials

  • ASTM A36
  • ASTM A57
  • ASTM A252
  • ASTM A635
  • ASTM A572 GR 50
  • ASTM A572 GR 55
  • ASTM A500 GR 54
  • ASTM A36, A252, A635, A57

Methods of Welding

  • All welding will be in accordance with AWS 2007 D1.1

Method of Coating for Corrosion Resistance

  • All steel will be Hot Dip Galvanized in accordance with ASTM A123.

Tower Specifications

  • All Towers and Broadcast Structures meet standards under ANSI/EIA/TIA 222-G, code requirements.

Hardware Specifications

  • High-strength bolts ASTM A325 and ASTM A320 per AISC requirements.

Codes and Standards

  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
  • Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)

Foundation Standards

  • ANSI/TIA Standard 222 Rev. G
  • Ballast material can vary between materials with correlating weights