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Discussion in 'Jobsite Coordination' started by skyking1, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

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    I got it all cut and the lowest 20 feet of the ramp is the soft clay you can drop a digging bar right into. Bad news. I have a scheduling crisis so I will work it tomorrow. The dirt guy on my downtown job donated a couple of 20' pieces of 7.5' fabric. There is water now, so i will pump that out, over ex the bad spot about a foot, fabric, and beat in some 4" to 8" spalls. I'd rather have 6" minus but availability on the weekend is hit or miss. I can give it a little vibe and then top it with the re-used crush rock I stripped off.
    I had a load on the truck and proof rolled the top third OK.
     
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    I sliced up a piece of 10" for a pump chamber, filled the void across the end of the dock with pea gravel, and pumped it for a while. The clay came out like soft butter. There was no hoe-packing that wet mess. I went with 2x4 rock and tracked it in gently. It was a little pumpy but the empty truck did not leave marks in the 2x4 rock. PXL_20211120_164957205.jpg PXL_20211120_171629926.jpg

    The truck was a nasty mess, and then I backed over some nasty stuff at the dump site and spent about an hour with a garden hose and shovel getting it road ready again.
    Sounds bad, but it was time well spent. The dump site was another employee's yard just around the corner from my house, and the company probably saved ~2400 in dump fees. I will move the 120 there and cuff it all out and track it in next year. That will lead to another hour long cleaning session on the tracks :D
     
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    Nice work!

    $2400 in dump fees? Man I'm not charging enough..:D
     
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    It was 11 loads at ~ 11 tons. It had junk and concrete rubble in it that most pits around here won't take, so I would have been hand sorting out the crap. Moral of the story is never bury anything, Murphy will make sure you will dig there again. This crap was buried at least 25 years ago. Tripping over a dollar to save a dime!
     
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    I'm thinking I will smear some of my recycled gravel over those 2x4 later, and let it filter down in a few months. It should skin over even better.
     
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    So you had to haul it to the "grab your ankles and go across the scale" landfill.:eek:


    Wish I could find a source of mafia blocks here. Redimix companies here dump all extra concrete into the wash recycler or so I've been told.
     
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    I was able to haul it all to a neighbor who wanted the fill.
     
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    I see now - saved - reading comprehension is important.:D