My shop

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by 71Rocks, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. 71Rocks

    71Rocks Veteran Member

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    Dirt started showing up...first load (the pics below are taken in panorama setting on my phone, so they are a bit distorted) !!!!

    The back yard before any work began...

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    First truck load, about 24-25 yards...

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    First 100 yards delivered. It's hard to tell but there are (4) truck loads in this pic. Another 100 or so yards to go and the foundation work can begin.

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  2. 71Rocks

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    Here is the total 200 yards of dirt...

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    One bobcat beginning to level the ground...

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    Second bobcat joined the fun...

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    Less than 3 hours and the pad is pretty level...

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    Still shy some dirt for sloping the ground away from the pad. I have been watering the pad every day until the water puddles.

    More pics to follow as progress is made!!!
     
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  3. DBS

    DBS Veteran Member

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    hell yea, looks like a good start.
     
  4. 71Rocks

    71Rocks Veteran Member

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    Two more 18 wheeler loads, about 50 yards, and the pad is being leveled. Contractor stated the piers (29; 12"x15') will be poured either Monday or Tuesday.

    More pics to follow...
     
  5. kimosabi

    kimosabi Veteran Member

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    I'm looking to build my own shop in the not so distant future. This looks interesting. :)
     
  6. 71Rocks

    71Rocks Veteran Member

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    Part of the form is up and the piers were drilled yesterday. The concrete for the piers is being poured today and beams will be dug out tomorrow/early next week.

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    It's hard to see in the pic, but the orange flags identify the location where the piers need to be dug.

    More pics to follow!!!
     
  7. Da-bigguy

    Da-bigguy Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That is a pretty darn big back yard you have there! Puts my new one to shame! Looks like you are going to have lots of space to work on your 71 once it is finished.
     
  8. 71Rocks

    71Rocks Veteran Member

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    The yard isn't that big, about 2.5 acres. The panorama view on my phone distorts the view a bit. I'm drooling over starting to work on the '71
     
  9. Rumpity_z28

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    you need a ride on camaro lawn mower for that yard :crazy:
     
  10. 71Rocks

    71Rocks Veteran Member

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    I like it!!!! I've been away for a bit, below are a few more pics to catch y'all up on the progress...

    In this panoramic pic, the 30 piers are drilled and poured and the beams are dug out...

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    Moisture barrier installed...

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    Panoramic view of pad with moisture barrier installed...

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    Panoramic view of pad with moisture barrier and rebar installed...

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    Unfortunately the job failed inspection yesterday for a couple of minor issues. Hopefully will get the pad poured early next week. After the initial pour, the contractor will remove the forms and form the flatwork between the existing concrete and the shop.
     
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