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.