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Demolition, clearing and grading

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by Landclearer, May 18, 2014.

  1. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    It has been a little while since I posted some pics. We've been real busy and had Irma come through. I figured I would post a few pics of a rip rap job we did after Irma. I think it was a 100 tons of rip rap and about 20 loads of fill to repair the road and pond bank that washed out. rip1.JPG rip2.JPG rip3.JPG rip4.JPG
     
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    A few pics of a job we just finished. There was a 38 foot tall pile of dirt in the woods and they wanted it cut down to elevation 16. Some people say it was put there in the civil war as a look out. Didn't find anything from the civil war but did fine lots of .50cal shells and bullets from WWII. hill1.JPG hill2.JPG hill3.JPG hill4.JPG
     
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    Old firing range maybe. I've seen the like where there was an old army training camp from WWII era.
     
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    From what they say, fighters would fly over and use the area to practice. I can't say if they are right but that is what several people have said including an archeologist.:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Landclearer

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    Here are couple pics of a little project I started yesterday. During Irma the tide came over this piece of land and washed out into an existing pond. Now the ponds go up and down with the tide so they want us to block it off. It is hard to tell from the pics but the bigger trees that are in the washout are 70-80 foot trees. I used the saw to cut my way in then got the 300 to stump the trail through the woods. I guess it is about 1500 feet long. wash1.JPG wash2.JPG wash3.JPG wash4.JPG
     
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  6. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    LC you said you used the saw to work you way in and I thought - man that's a lot of chainsaw work, then I saw the feller buncher.:D
     
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    Lol. CM the saw stays in the truck as much as possible. The buncher makes my life easy and I sure do love running it.
     
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  8. Landclearer

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    Couple more pics of storm repairs. Had to install some rip rap along a causeway after it washed out. Of course it had to rain while doing it. Figured I would throw in a Pete pic. I was clearing a lot on Sat and used the small trailer because the driveway was so long and did not want to carry the trash that far. Note tree protection by others(haha). parkway.JPG parkway2.JPG parkway3.JPG parkway4.JPG
     
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    Contract read - "Tree Protection by OTHERS". :D

    Man that's some black dirt in the last pic.
     
  10. Landclearer

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    I don't want the credit for that

    I had the triaxle hauling the topsoil to the washout job and needed something dry just to get the truck on site to load the debris.
    The topsoil has been tested and is fine for building on so I figured it would do ok for a temp road to get a truck in.
     
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    We are back to this job again. We cleared it a few months ago and it was a real bog. The guys we cleared it for asked if we could muck and fill the roads for them. It is a county job and they want to muck 2 feet below subgrade and then place woven fabric then 2 lifts of sandy fill, geo grid then rock base. muck1.JPG muck2.JPG muck3.JPG muck4.JPG
     
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    You really do nice work Chris!!
     
  13. Landclearer

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    Thanks bud!
     
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    LC is that a typical buildup for your soil conditions?

    Usually we'll do geogrid on top of the muck, rock, fabric, fill and rock base. Depending on how bad the muck is determines the size of the rock used. I've used rip-rap where it was really bad to #57 on top of the grid.
     
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    CM, that is a good question. If you get 100 engineers you will get a 100 different answers. I do agree that the geogrid should be on top of the muck then the fill but they want the woven fabric as a seperation on this job. What we mucked down to is sandy clay that is saturated but relatively firm. Got fill coming in tomorrow and we are going to see what happens.
     
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    We got one road mucked and filled this week. The place is just saturated. The fill was wet, the ground itself was wet and that's just not good. Put in over 1000 yards on this one. Take a look at the pics and you can see how much effort is put into taking care of trucks in Chas. area. I think the one truck had about 3yds stuck in the bed. None of our trucks were used on this job. link.JPG link2.JPG link3.JPG link4.JPG
     
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    My wife just walked by and saw your "sandy fill" on my laptop and said...Why is that not in my arena? Thanks LC!
     
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    Sorry I got you in trouble! I am sure we could ship some to you;)
     
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    If I hire out an 18-20 yard tri-axle, I expect to haul 18-20 loose yards per load. With that much material stuck in the bed, the dump truck company is not giving the customer what they are paying for.
     
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    Hey CM,
    The pits around here will only load 16yds on a triaxle so we were not really losing. When you go there they put 4 buckets on and that's it. It's hard to believe a driver would let it go so long before he digs it out. The stuff in the bottom will be like concrete.
     
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