Starting to Drill the Shoring Piers

The LowDrill arrived and we started drilling the shoring piers today.

After preparing the site and the rebar cages, we started drilling and seeing what the soil conditions were truly like.

LowDrill arrives on site.

LowDrill arrives on site.

One of the first tasks was to position everything on the site, including the rebar cages that Darren and had worked so diligently on yesterday.

Tops of rebar cages, showing HDPE.

Tops of rebar cages, showing HDPE and spacers.

HDPE covered with flexible conduit.

HDPE covered with flexible conduit.

Close up of rebar cages with HDPE.

Close up of rebar cages with HDPE.

It took a while to get everyone in position and then the drilling started. They started on the only hole on the north side of the property and used the auger bit. Initially, the soil was bone dry and they drilled down at to just over 20 feet.

Auger bit full of cuttings.

Auger bit full of cuttings.

Give it a spin and drop the cuttings.

Give it a spin and drop the cuttings.

Clean auger bit.

Clean auger bit.

Measuring the hole depth.

Measuring the hole depth.

First hole completed.

Nice, clean hole ready for rebar cage.

Nice, clean hole ready for rebar cage.

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