Dirtman's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gotta love playing with dirty dirt. Wouldn't suggest playing in it though.:laugh:
     
  2. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow... That looks like it went down to about 25 feet. That's a lot of oil unless it ruotured, and the whole bottom seams came apart. That's nuts...
     
  3. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    i bet he could smell the dumplings and chow-mein!
     
  4. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd be real nervous about that foundation moving now with all that disturbed soil. I see they are using a form on stabalizer bars, but still...
     
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    That T300 would fit nicely in the hole.
     
  6. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah after the hole was backfilled the foundation crew was going to come back and install some better supports for that side of the house.

    The surveyor told be the hole was just over 20' deep. I hit solid bedrock when I quit smelling the strong fuel oil smell. Quite interesting job, had to wait around as they took dirt samples from the bottom of the hole.

    I know it was tight trying to dig so close to the house, not kill all the massive oak trees in the yard but keep the machine low enough so I could reach the bottom. had to be on my toes!
     
  7. Treemow

    Treemow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Love it. Classic.
     
  8. queen of spades

    queen of spades LawnSite Member
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    What were all the metal posts under the foundation? Looks like they had the foundation leveled at some point?
     
  9. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    We use them up here in maryland for slab houses that are near the water if they start to settle you drive them in the ground 20 couple feet below the foundation and we fill about a 1 foot hole that's about 5 feet deepwith concrete around them I am guessing the same thing for this.
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  10. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Did some more clearing and burning today


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    Ot ohhhhh someone else can build a rock wall!:drinkup:

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    Big old gum tree

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