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What's mud?

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by tylermckee, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    Havent seen it in months, just lots of rock. These are some pics of a development we are putting in.
    1. cleaning up a slope where we had a big cut
    2. hardest rock i have ever seen, probably spent a good 2 days on it with a 4000lb breaker and MAYBE chipped a yard of rock off it. Have to make room for sidewalk
    3. dry utilities, big mess of gas, phone, tv, and power
    4. the view, not bad, but not good when you are looking at everyone go by having fun on their boats all day
    5. same slope as pic 1, standing from the bottom of the cut
     

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  2. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    1. have fun hookung up to those utilities, 10-12 foot vertical rock face
    2. red line is roughly original grade. all the material blasted out of there was used to build the lower building lots and the road. The lower building lots ended up being about a 30' fill. the cut in the picture was anywhere from 10-30'
     

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  3. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    We have mud here, its nuts. Nice photos. Where are they taken?:thumbsup
     
  4. Dickie

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    Thanks for the pics. Is this a 'premium' development? I cannot recall another residential development with that much rock blasted! Is it a highly sought after locale? Seems a rather expensive proposition for residential lots. How's the Hyundai treating you after all this?
     
  5. CascadeScaper

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    Lookin good man. Ready for the storm that's gonna slam us on Thursday? They're saying 60-70 MPH winds, maybe more. Gonna lose power here for sure.
     
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    Looks like a fun job, did you guys do all of it? Did you rent an artic hauler or haul the blast in your dump truck? Nice pics!!:thumbsup
     
  7. rino1494

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    With rock jobs like that, if we have the room, we will blast, strip the dirt and slope the banks back farther to around a 3:1 and then bring the dirt back in and cover up the rock. We have found that it is eaiser to sell the lots if the rock is covered up.

    Nice pics btw. How deep on avg. was the sanitary ?
     
  8. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    Pics are in anacortes, washington.

    Lots will probably be in the $400,000 range. There isnt much land left to develop on the island so turning rock knobs into building lots is pretty common. Hyundai is still running strong, no problems at all so far. we have a 140 and a 160 up here, and a 4,000lb stanley breaker for the 160. one has 2400 hours the other has 2700

    For equipment on site we have a 5800Q linkbelt (450 size), 310 hitachi, 200 hitachi, 140 and 160 hyundai, old ohu45 hitachi with a hoe pac, 580L case, cat 416, old 35 ton volvo artic, old D6D, big rented roller, cat d4. We had a couple more 200's and a D8K here for some of the big cuts/fills.

    Sanitary is anywhere from 8'-25' deep, a lot of it is running at 20%, the max we can go without needing concrete anchors poured every 100 feet. We try to waste out all the topsoil covering slopes, most are 2:1
     
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    if i remember right i think the drilling and blasting bill alone was $600-700,000
     
  10. rino1494

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    Yeah, it seems that all of the jobs anymore are rock. I have 2 residential development rock jobs to do within the next couple years.

    There is a new development in my area that is over 500 acres that is built on 2 mountains. The roads are over 5 miles long and they 750,000 yds of rock. They had a crusher set up making their own modified. The developer can't sell the lots. He is advertising on tv and the radio giving away $5,000 gas cards and free closing costs. There are some big cuts in this place. The biggest one is a 60ft cut. Looks like crap :pointhead