No muzzled construction crews for a while. I spoke to my neighbor yesterday and I can use the excavator when I come back from hunting. I'll stump the trees first and then dig the foundation. Once I get that done and back filled, I'll probably wait until spring to build, all along hoping the price of materials comes down.
Better get digging before the ground freezes! I want to build a deck on my back porch, and just for a simple pedestal footing for the corners of the deck, I have to dig down a minimum of 48” to get below the frost line.
Well, I got it all stumped (sorry, no pictures, I was doing it after work and kept running out of daylight) and I ripped up the concrete pad I had for my trailer. First load getting ready to go. one or two more loads and I can start digging my foundation; well....as soon as I get my building permit.
Don't know how I have missed this thread. I think I have spoken about the loss of your dad before, but again, I am sorry for your loss. I know it has to be hard.
I understand wanting to be less indebted, but having all the work you do into a beautiful Bronco I would truly hate to see you sell it. It is only money, just borrow it. lol
Yeah, old age creeps up very fast. I have a retaining wall I built 15.5 years ago. The "blocks" weigh 80lbs each. A section of it fell this early fall near deer season. I still haven't put it back cause damn is it a lot harder than the first time.
Best of luck either way, and I promise to try not to be a stranger.
Well, I started stripping the loom off before I started digging for my foundation and I wanted to remove my old D box from my septic system while I was at it.
I have always had about a 4' X 6'-8' area of grass that would burn every August as there was only a couple of inches of loom on top of it. Hey, the garage is going to be pretty much on over it, so now's the time.
What I wasn't expecting as I started uncovering it was finding this 30' long monstrosity:
I had never seen anything like that in my life so I sent a pic to a friend who does excavation work and he asked me what it was,..... not a good sign.
I told him it was my leaching field distribution box and he asked me why it was so big...again, not the answer I wanted to hear.
I opted to try and see if it had a cover I could lift of and after a few minutes of work, I was surprised.
Within an hour, i had removed three of these D boxes and was surprised to see that there were no pipes going out to a leaching field, just these empty boxes surrounded by sand and pea stone. I later found out that these systems were used years ago in areas with a high water table, like living on the ocean.\
I haven't heard of that type of system, how many hours do you have working an excavator...looks like it's not your first time.
Also like your new avatar, not crazy about Clooney tho...if that is him. Don't like his Politics.