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Sunscaper
11-25-2007, 04:59 PM
Another one we finished yesterday.

Sunscaper
11-25-2007, 05:02 PM
A few shots.

Supper Grassy
11-25-2007, 05:26 PM
good job how long did it take?

bobcat_ron
11-25-2007, 07:22 PM
That was a nice little house.

Gravel Rat
11-25-2007, 07:36 PM
Nice color house :laugh:

Looks like it was a fairly easy job. A little different seeing houses built out of concrete.

I like the W-900 Kenworth dump its a nice looking truck :drinkup:

RockSet N' Grade
11-25-2007, 08:18 PM
Sunscaper.....that one looked like fun. What kind of company is giving you this work? Are these owners buying old run down stuff and putting new or flipping the land? Govt houses? What's the deal?

Sunscaper
11-25-2007, 08:39 PM
I am a partner with my friend in the demolition business. People call his company for the work and we go and do it. The three latest have been bought for people building really nice houses for retirement. It works nice because I get to sell them site work, pavers, landscaping etc for their new house and I give my partner a cut of that action. We both advertise in the yellow pages and the internet for the leads.

Sunscaper
11-25-2007, 08:41 PM
Sorry, the job took 2 days. It took alot longer to lift that floor slab. House was built in the 1920's and the floor was 8" in some areas. Concrete was alot cheaper then. Glad you like the W-900 she is a cream puff.

Gravel Rat
11-25-2007, 09:04 PM
Definatly not a truck you want to be loading the old concrete rip rap in she is too nice for jobs like that.

Sunscaper
11-25-2007, 10:49 PM
That truck has an Ox body built for demolition. We couldn't dent it if we tried to.

SiteSolutions
11-25-2007, 11:11 PM
Those round bodies are great for rocks; the only people who would come haul boulders for me sent me two half-pipe trailer dumps.

Kepple Services
11-26-2007, 11:13 PM
Nice little job there, looks like about 85% of the house could, and probably was, reclycled. I have a great working relationship with a yard here that I would have loaded the whole thing, wood and all, into dumps and sent it all to them. I just did last week, 84 tons total, and they gave me credit for 78. 6 tons was wood and other debris. Oh yeah, and the silt fence in backwards BTW 8-)

backhoe1
11-26-2007, 11:23 PM
maybe he's trying to keep other silt out? lol

GradeMan
11-26-2007, 11:57 PM
Nice job, what's with the silt fence? I know it's for run off but is that the gov going a little nuts?

GradeMan
11-27-2007, 12:01 AM
How much can that tri axle legally scale? Thanks
Purdy kenworth love it

Gravel Rat
11-27-2007, 01:00 AM
I re-looked at the pics I never noticed the silt fence the first time. Why is it required the site looks dry as a bone.

I can see it if it was raining and you were trying to keep the concrete dust out of the storm sewer etc. Concrete dust is classed as corrosive because of the lime. Here you can bury used concrete aslong its not in a marsh/swampy area or areas with high water table or ground water.

You have to please the enviromental nuts that make up these rules or they can make your job miserable or even worse shut it down.

Sunscaper
11-27-2007, 08:58 AM
A tri-axle can gross only 80k here.
Yes, we did crush the concrete.
The silt fence in this is for decoration only. Local codes are very strict.

GradeMan
11-27-2007, 10:06 AM
How about a tadem? Do people in your area use tandem tandems?

tallrick
11-27-2007, 10:17 AM
That was a nice little house.

Probably a lot nicer than what will replace it. That's a narrow lot it seems. Looks like part of the roof was reinforced concrete. Too bad the rebar was corroding in places. In my opinion it looked nicer than the house next door.

Sunscaper
11-27-2007, 10:21 AM
I think a tandem can gross at 70k here. You don't them here at all. There was so many tri axles here it was ridiculous 2 years ago when I moved here. The housing downturn has had about 95% of them repo'ed or relocated. We had idiots running crap here for $35/hour!! Now my buddy's is one of the few left here. I'd be lost if he had to sell his trucks. He is more expensive than others but the image and service he provides is invaluable to me. He stuck to his rate and is one of the few left here. Goes to show you that when things get tough if you stick to your guns you'll be the last one standing. And I guarantee that that 9 was at least triple in cost that the other goons used the run here.

GradeMan
11-27-2007, 10:24 AM
Funny eh, I'm glad your budy made it! He deserves it for stickin to his guns

Sunscaper
11-27-2007, 10:26 AM
He sure does. I respect him alot. Quality is almost always over shadowed for price here anymore. It's nice to see someone come out on top.

GradeMan
11-27-2007, 10:41 AM
I agree on that, I have seen to many guys go down in flames..

2109 Stang
11-27-2007, 03:40 PM
A tri-axle can gross only 80k here.
Yes, we did crush the concrete.
The silt fence in this is for decoration only. Local codes are very strict.

Sunscaper In florid a tri max gross is 70K Tandem depends on front tire size 12K front axel is 56k ,if 315 tires 59k ,385 fronts 62K and the max gross for a tandem will be 66k thats with 425 or 445 fronts ,max legal for tandem with tires bigger than 10 hundred 20is 44k not legal on any interstare hwys ,but nobody cares dot looks the other way .

Sunscaper
11-27-2007, 05:33 PM
You're right Stang. I don't keep up on that stuff as much as I should. They should raise the GVW's 10k though in my opinion.