Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shed News



After three trailer loads I now have 4,180 pounds of number 57 limestone spread out for the base of my shed.  It looks as if I will need another ton to raise the grade to the level I want.  The wheel barrow has proven it's effectiveness in transporting every last pound from the driveway back to the shed site.

A sharp eye will spot fossilized remains among the gravel.



This cool tool is a human powered lawn roller that came with the house when we bought the property.  I  use this 300 pound steel roller to smooth out the ground before erecting the swimming pool and flattening lumpy turf in the springtime after the ground has thawed.  I noticed that it works exceptionally well for compacting the stone of the shed base.  Walking on the rolled limestone feels more like a paved surface than a loose pile of stones.  After spreading out the final load of rock I will roll it some more and the result should be a very flat and stable foundation.

Things are progressing on schedule.  I will order more stone today for delivery on Friday leaving me the weekend to complete the final preparations before the shed's arrival next week.

    

2 comments:

  1. Looks like fun actually. Is your boy giving you a hand? When I was little, a project like this would have been right up my ally. Removing stumps was always fun too! Funny how our ideas of what is fun change when we get older haha.

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  2. recumbent conspiracy theoristSeptember 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Yes Wyatt has been helping out. He has suprised me too. He has put some serious effort into the job. I give him $10/hour and he earns it.

    Yea it is fun. I get great satisfaction from this kind of work. It is hard core strenuous labor but much more interesting than going to the gym.

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