Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pad Sites Almost Done

We're planning on bringing in 30 dump trucks of dirt, each carrying roughly 12 tons. For this dirt, one cubic yard is about 1.5 ton, so this is a decent amount of dirt. We're building up both pads to 1' above current grade (bringing them to an elevation of about 4448').

Most of these photos are from yesterday.
Dumping some dirt! North Mountain of Hueco Tanks is in the background on the left.

Spraying water as part of the dirt processing process. West Mountain in the background.

More dirt!
It will take a total of three days to haul all of the dirt out here. I really wish we didn't have to do that, but our existing dirt is really bad. I don't know the technical description, but when it gets wet it just turns into a sloppy messy mud. This new dirt will provide a much more stable base for our foundations.

Mario processing the dirt while a water truck sprays more water.