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a day at the beach

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by tylermckee, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    okay so more like 4 months at the beach, here are some pics from my current project. Its a 12' wide paved trail following an abandoned railroad grade. all the rail was pulled out years ago, ties were left, ive heard it was used up untill the 50/60's. its at the bottom of a 60-80' bluff, right on the water. numerous mudslides had buried the trail most of the way, if it wasnt a slide area then it was a washout, just a complete mess before we cam through, you could hardly walk it. The length is 4,000 feet with acces from one end and no turn arounds and one pull out about half way through, enough room to get one machine or pickup off to the side. The truck drivers can back in with their eyes closed I think. Hauled out 3,000 yards of dirt, 8,000 tons of shot rock for the base, and 3,000 ton of railroad ballast. Railroad ballast is to cap the shot rock base and give the water from the uphill side a way to drain as their isn't room for a ditch.

    1. on the beach, all the trees we took out are to be placed on the beach and "anchored." this mess is before fixing the shore Armour and spreading the trees out
    2. starting the beach work
    3. Most of the rock they originally brought in was hand split granite like this, would be great rock for building walls
    4. hdpe storm outfall, the diffuser tee was originally bolted to the upper flange in the pic, had a custom piece of hope made to extend it under the trail
    5. had a minor slide and had to rent a long reach to place quarry spalls over the slide area. slide was caused by someones roof drains above not being connected and piped down the bluff, saturated the area and down it came, cleaned up 30 yards of soupy mud

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  2. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Beautiful scenery, thanks for sharing. What kind of retainer wall is that in the last pic?
     
  3. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    1.before and after retaining wall, they dont want to get engineering to go over 4' so i have to make it work.
    2.another wall
    3.only way to pass
    4. pretty typical of what it looked like before. i think this was a washout between two slides.
    5.nice bucket full of rocks

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    mess before 1.jpg
    nice rocks.jpg
     
  4. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    Redirock retaining walls, I really like working with them. This job was a pain trying to stage blocks, haul out material, and bring in the gravel for backfill when you only have a 12' wide road with water on one side and and a steep slope on the other. Oh and the city didn't want me to leave any vertical cuts over about 3' overnight.
     
  5. Desertwheeler

    Desertwheeler Senior Member

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    Cool job. Looks like it was fun
     
  6. monster76

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    Awesome work
     
  7. joispoi

    joispoi Senior Member

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    That looks really good.
     
  8. bigshow

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    Looks like a fun job, nice work!
     
  9. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    What's the end result - walking trail?

    I can see it being a PIA but fun at the same time. Your work looks spot on.:thumbsup
     
  10. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    Yup it's a 12' wide paved walking/bike trail for the city. It's been a A fun PITA for sure. It's just been me and two truck drivers. Wish I would have taken more before pictures, was pretty busy at that point though. I cleared, hauled out dirt, and hauled in fill at the same time.
     
  11. alias2002

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    Amazing! You did a great job buddy.
     
  12. old-iron-habit

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    Great job. Whatever they paid you, you earned it.
     
  13. tylermckee

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    Finished spreading the 4" of crushed rock base, as you can see i used our "grader." 3,300' of 12' wide road

    Had to bring in a grinder, that is the access road, during construction the truck traffic destroyed the road for the nearby privately owned marina. City decided to grind in place, we will add rock as needed and repave.
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  14. tylermckee

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    fixed the sideways pics
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    Nice pics, cool job. Our grader is just like yours! Looks like you got an updated hyundai?
     
  16. tylermckee

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    Yeah we picked up a 160-9, just hit 1,000 hours.
     
  17. tylermckee

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    Really exciting video showing the truck drivers view for the last 4 months, I stopped just past the half way point.

    http://youtu.be/mRN0ie0754A
     
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    It shows for me that the video is private
     
  19. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    link fixed
     
  20. JDOFMEMI

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    Nice looking work.

    Jobs like that are fun and challenging.