|even out of the ground 4 feet it still had to be dug out|
|notice both stumps up out of their respective holes|
|1 stump in back of truck|
We managed to get most of the topsoil removed and hauled farther down the right side of 1 where we stockpiled to use as a berm and back fill on the blocks. At least 20 dump trucks.
|right side of 1. topsoil pile|
The reason we are hauling this away is to get to a firm base that we can work with. You never pour concrete or create a road with topsoil as a base. This will hold more moisture and stay soft. It could cause the concrete to crack if it moves under the slab and ad a road base the heavy trucks would sink and rut up the yard and entrance road. So out it goes and we will bring fill back in to get to the grade we need. Tomorrow we will drop a few more trees, dig out those stumps and strip more topsoil. Thursday looks like rain but we will try to start adding the fill and see how it goes.
|ready for fill on this section|
|quite the hole but progressing|
|"entrance" taking shape|