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Dirtman's Picture Thread

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

  1. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Can't help but think building a house on top of a dry creek is a bad idea even with 1200 tons of abc. Is there tile or pref pipe under the rock in that sand filter deal?
  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    installed the drains, gravel, sand filter, top soil layer, built the forebay, installed the drain pipe and also the rip rap berm. finish grading tomorrow and the landscapers put down sod.








  3. Dountman

    Dountman LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 85

    Can you explain the system?
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    during normal rains the water flow into the pond, the forebay area catches any sediments, water flows through the rock berm and through the pipe into the pond itself. The water then slow seeps through the sand and gravel filter before draining into the underground pipe that goes to the riser. this catches and filters any pollutants from the parking lot (fuel, oil, grease) During a big rain the pong will just fill up and run out the riser then slowly drains down and become dry again.
    Its the new big thing in the retention pond biz. very expensive ponds. they are really cracking down on the stormwater management on all new buildings. keeps me very busy so no complaints
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    That's some incredible work Chris.
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  6. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    thanks man! its my first one ive ever done so im learning. considering im working off one little print that's missing half the info I need I think its turned out well! lol
  7. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Looks awesome👍 and very expensive. Do you guys advertise or is most of your work word of mouth.
  8. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    aren't most prints missing about half the info you need anyway? Always seems that way from the ones I have to work off of! I would love to see the people who put these things on paper actually come out and show me what they want by going by their own print...
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    word of mouth mostly and we work for a couple big companies who only use us as subs so that keeps us pretty busy. then we also get the few random homeowner jobs.
  10. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    finished the pond up last week. spillway graded and rocked, level spreader and rip rap pad installed on the back of the overflow, and it was graded and sodded.





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