Sunday, May 13, 2007

After 31 months we can see the end of this.....


There have been over 294 truck loads of 57 stones, over 162 truck loads of concrete, delivery trucks after delivery trucks unloading everything from rebar, shingles, drywall you name it....we got it by the truckload.....9 truck loads of furniture alone. The public road was taken back from the city and made into a private drive and during this time we have had trakhoes, bobcat, highlifts, cranes all tearing up the driveway.....so today after the last cement truck left we recurbed and repaved the whole driveway.......1740 feet.

While the paver warmed up the guys swept and patched the driveway....

Then they started up the road.....we had agreed to laying down one and a half inch of asphalt so they set a gauge to test the depth every couple of minutes, of course, you know who was watching the whole time to make sure I got what I paid for...

You can see the fellows testing their little device as the paver moved ever so slowly up the hill. Everyone had a job to do and made sure that the asphalt didn't get up on the curbing as they moved along....

Before they started a thin layer of hot oil was sprayered on the road, now when I walked across the road I was thinking...well this is just some oil...NO....by the time I got to the other side I had a quarter of an inch of tar that doesn't come off.

I remember thinking back about all those cement trucks parked at the top of the hill awaiting to back down in, and all the delivery trucks backed up at the peak of construction...at times it took someone up there to direct traffic.....this should be the final jam up.......I think!!!!!

They started at 8:20am to pave the driveway and with the trucks lined up it only took them until 1:00pm to pave and roll the driveway. NOW, comes the problem, no one can drive on the road for 48 hours. So, as other trucks arrived we had to carry the dang stuff down to the house.

Even as they were working on the driveway, we are installing sidewalks around the property and landscaping. First we dig it out, then pour in concrete to make the sidewalk followed by cementing in brick pavers......up to 18 pallets so far and we ain't near down with this noise....31 months but we can see the end of this now.....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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-jason

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