Excavation is Complete – Ready for Rains

We did it! The excavation is now complete and our water management program is in place. Just in time as the rain storms are scheduled to arrive in a few hours.

The excavation is complete and the Bobcat is finishing the ramp into the excavation.

The excavation is complete and the Bobcat is finishing the ramp into the excavation.

The excavation was completed on the west side right to the face of the concrete piers.  You can see the 12 concrete piers on the west side in the photo below.

Excavation to face of concrete piers on west side.

Excavation to face of concrete piers on west side.

The truck arrived to remove the excavator by 4:00 pm.  I was flagging vehicles on Winchester so we could work quickly and safely in loading the excavator.

Truck in place to load the excavator.

Truck in place to load the excavator.

In less than 15 minutes, the excavator was loaded on the truck.

Excavator onto truck.

Excavator onto truck.

In final preparation for the rains, Jorge and the crew put tarps around the excavation walls and excavator floor.  Our water management plan is now in place.

The rains will arrive in hours.

Tarps in place; rains are arriving in hours.

Tarps in place; rains are arriving in hours.

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