Distributing and Compacting Stockpiled Soil

The dirt that was delivered at the end of Friday and stockpiled by the gate was distributed and compacted in 8 inch lifts today. 

We have two issues to follow up on for Monday – the first is the Simpson GLBT brackets that are being set in the top of the concrete feature walls, and the second issue is to confirm with Duquette Engineering that two bars that were added at the top right of the HVAC duct under the garage door.

All Remaining Soil Now Distributed and Compacted

The soil at the front of the property was distributed and compacted today.  There were only two workers, who enjoyed the sunny, but cool, weather today to distribute the soil in 8 inch lifts and then compact it.

Compacting the soil in front of the garage.

Compacting the soil in front of the garage.

 

Soil compacted by window well.

Soil compacted by window well.

All soil stockpiled on Friday has been distributed and compacted.

All soil stockpiled on Friday has been distributed and compacted.

We need more soil from Lynn and Jim; the Bobcat is resting until Monday.

We need more soil from Lynn and Jim; the Bobcat is resting until Monday.

Reinforcing Steel Completed

The additional two bars of reinforcing steel that Duquette Engineering required were put in place yesterday.  In addition, the six inch wall for the window well was formed and is ready for shotcrete on Thursday, April 30.

East side of retaining wall under the window well.

East side of retaining wall under the window well.

Right side of retaining wall under window well.

Right side of retaining wall under window well.

 

Bryan reviewing the placement of the two additional bars that Duquette Engineering requested by the top right of the HVAC opening.

Bryan reviewing the placement of the two additional bars that Duquette Engineering requested by the top right of the HVAC opening.

Bryan reviewing top of concrete feature wall by Kitchen (where the Simpson GLBT brackets will be embedded).

Bryan reviewing top of concrete feature wall by Kitchen (where the Simpson GLBT brackets will be embedded).

Simpson Brackets to Embed in Concrete for Wooden Beams

The Simpson GLBT brackets that will be embedded in the top of the feature concrete walls arrived yesterday.

Simpson GLBT bracket that will be embedded in the top of the concrete feature walls to hold the wooden beams.

Simpson GLBT bracket that will be embedded in the top of the concrete feature walls to hold the wooden beams.

The Sinclair Girls

Jo-Anne and her mother, Dode, came to the site this afternoon and walked the property.

Jo-Anne and her mother, Dode, posing together on the observation deck.

Jo-Anne and her mother, Dode, posing together on the observation deck.

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