RWF, Inc.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Northern Va is infested with some of the worst clay soil we have ever worked with. It's no wonder geo-technical engineering services are in such a strong demand there. And because of Northern Va's poor soil structure, I am for certain there are suppliers that do carry an array of geo-textile fabrics. Your average paver or stone supplier will not usually stock geo-textile fabrics. I'd recommending trying a local search on Google.

    With nothing to filter the fabric, sediment will find it's way into othe pipe and it WILL clog the pipe. This isn't theory, I've seen it :) There are different types of fabric, it's important to use the correct fabric for filtering water.

    We just did a job the other week where during the start of the job we discovered the "water proofing" company installed drain pipe outside and routed it to the sump pump (inside). No fabric was used, so the pipe was completely compacted full of sediment. No way to clean it out. We had to abandon the system that went into the house (as it was under the basement floor), and install a drywell, to the tune of an additional $2500.00, all because no fabric was used. Yeah, the water proofing company received an ever so pleasant phone call from the home owner!



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  2. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We started using A LOT more clean rock than any plans call for on our projects to keeps that pipe clean and to aid in other water issues since we have clay/putty soil around here as well. I'd rather spend a few more bucks on clean rock than get a nasty call from our clients.
     
  3. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    What a evening of driving............just got back to the house from towing/picking this up in PA. I'll only have it until Saturday and then I'm taking it to my parents house, 4hrs south. They used to have a '70 back in the day. They have no idea.

    1970 Monte Carlo

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  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice Monte, My buddy has his parents '70 and they are the original owners. His is just as nice, but is midnight blue with a stock appearing engine.:laughing:
     
  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Yeah I bet!

    350 engine bored to 355 (app. 3000 miles on it) Has polished aluminum Edelbrock performer heads. Edelbrock flow through aluminum intake, Edelbrock 850 cfm carb, Edelbrock high perf. cam, MSD 6AL ignition (6000rpm chip) etc.

    New A arm bushings and center link, new front end alignment, new universal joints, new rotors, calipers and pads + headers, exhaust etc.

    Runs nice, bit too loud on the exhaust........raspy. I'll change it out for something deeper, get the air working and it'll be solid.
     
  6. Strick

    Strick LawnSite Member
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    Sweet Ride.......Cool Surprise!!
     
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Jobs been completed but here's a few pics prior.

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  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    From yesterday/today. We celebrated Labor Day by laboring and pouring concrete.

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  10. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    This walkway will have a brick soldier course. Coming off the landing will be an 8' circle (where I'm standing taking the picture) and will have all 18" squares set on a 45 pattern where the rest is random pattern. Finish the flat work tomorrow and once dry the edges will be cut and brick set the following day.

    Tip: Anyone using brick for a soldier course and has issue with the brick "sticking" and soaking up too much moisture.............each brick we dip into a bucket of water before we set it down in mortar. Often times just fill a bucket of water with brick and pluck them out one by one as we set the soldier course.
     

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