Getting the Dirt on the O’Briens

The first truckload of dirt from the O’Brien’s site on Reservoir Road arrived at 8:45 am this morning.

Backfilling and Compacting Soil Around the Foundation Retaining Walls

We received 10 truckloads of soil today and had it distributed and compacted in 8 inch lifts.  Given the OSHA cuts at the front of the house, the excavation filled quickly and then progress slowed as more soil and compaction time was required for the same vertical distance.

First load of dirt arrived and was dumped at 8:47 am.

First load of dirt arrived and was dumped at 8:47 am.

Distributing the soil for compaction was completed by hand.

Distributing the soil for compaction was completed by hand.

First compaction using the 'jumping jack' compactor.

First compaction using the

Compacting the soil at the west side of the window well.

Compacting the soil at the west side of the window well.

Carlos, from HP Inspections, monitors the compaction.

Carlos, from HP Inspections, monitors the compaction.

Moving dirt by hand.

Moving dirt by hand.

Compaction to at least 90% of the maximum dry density of the soil.

Compaction to at least 90% of the maximum dry density of the soil.

Taking a break while compacting soils around the foundation.

Taking a break while compacting soils around the foundation.

Bill Brown Reviews Reviews Progress

Bryan called Bill Brown at 4:45 today to discuss how the week went.  Since Bill on Highway #85, he arrived minutes later to see the progress at the site.  He was pleased.

Bill Brown reviewing soil stockpiled for compaction tomorrow. He approved.

Bill Brown reviewing soil stockpiled for compaction tomorrow.

Surprise Site Inspection at 6:00 pm!

While most site inspections are planned and scheduled in advance, this one came as a complete surprise!

Surprise inspection at 6:00 pm!

Surprise inspection at 6:00 pm!

While most inspectors are tough, Bryan loves it when this inspector smiles!

While most inspectors are tough, Bryan loves it when this inspector smiles!

Forms completed on for the concrete feature wall in the Dining Room.

Forms completed on for the concrete feature wall in the Dining Room.

Gates to site closed and locked. Note dirt stockpile for distribution and compacting tomorrow.

Gates to site closed and locked. Note dirt stockpile for distribution and compacting tomorrow.

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