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Old 11-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #352
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Monday's tasks

We are ready for the concrete pour on the driveway.

6 guys were here most of the day leveling out the drive.
Since we are pour a complete drive (6000 ft) we are doing
it in two parts.

Part one is from the street to the new garage. Like most pours
we have to wait 2-3 weeks before it is hard enough to drive on.

The contractor said I could drive a motorcycle on it in 3 days.

The upper right side we deepen and increased the angle of the swell. We are hoping to
get enough rock to line the sides. We have had a few heavy rain storms and I was out looking at
how the water flowed toward the bottom. The middle left is where water from the upper driveway will exit.
We are embedding drain tubes there.

The trench in the middle of the drive is for storm drainage. 3 pieces of 3 inch schedule 40 pipe will be under the concrete. One of the pipes will house the
low voltage wiring and landscaping lines to the other side of the driveway. You can see the swell on the bottom of the picture. The concrete slab has a
3 degree pitch to drain rain water.

That is a known 50 yr floor area. The garage is build 2 feet above that. We have been dragging a piece of fencing behind my ATV to make sure there
is a deep enough swell.

Task 2:

My wife suggested that the yard would really open up if we take down all the wall between the new walls. You have to understand if she makes a comment like this you do it. She was right and the yard really opened up. The rear yard fence two months ago to now.

The columns are in for the 16th deck beam. The decking will start this weekend.

The clear space between the retaining walls and orgin. backyard wall will be closed off this weekend.

Task 3:

I decided to move the air compressor to the middle of the work area.
Now the hose can easily be taken out to both lifts.
Will take pictures of that in the morning
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