Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Shop & Safety

SFT Search:   
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #921  
Old 01-04-2020, 10:49 AM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Iron Modification Investigator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 14,429
Default

Tim, I would not let a little mud slow you down. From what I see on your site, I would lay down a high strength Geotextile ground cloth or felt, right on top of the mud and start covering it with a minimum 6" of gravel for an apron in front of the shop. A 17ft x 300 ft roll costs 140 bucks here.
Chose a gravel/sand mix that will pack, ideal is crushed rock gravel, or crusher waste sand mixed with round gravel. Anything with sharp corners will prevent movement and aid packing..
If you are careful on loads and weight on the gravel till it packs, the weight of the gravel will aid in squeezing the water out.

Also it appears you need some grading to slope the land away from the foundation. Even 6" over 10ft will collect the water away from the building in a swale (or what some call a grassy waterway) and assist in drying the site. You have to have a water collection drainage area, and plant it with grass.
If done right, you can drive through it with no trouble.
Clay can be a bastard when its saturated, I spent the summer having fun with it.
__________________
Gerry
You got freedom of speech, if you don't say too much.
Aaron Neville.

The virtue is always a cover for the sin. That's the key to understanding the modern left. Whatever they're accusing you of doing, they are doing themselves but more enthusiastically. And that's definitely the story of Justin Trudeau. Tucker Carlson
Reply With Quote
  #922  
Old 01-05-2020, 09:10 AM
randydupree's Avatar
randydupree randydupree is offline
Why, Hell Yes!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bainbridge Ga
Posts: 6,139
Default

This Ga clay will pack in and be harder than woodpecker lips,if it ever drys out.
Gerry has a great plan,but our Ga clay may be different that his.

My place was hard packed,it was a trucking terminal back in the 80's.
I dug up areas to put in piping and other utility's and my place looked just like Tims.
My place had a 6' storm drain put in along the back just before i bought the place,its about 30' down,so the whole back area was soft.

Once it dried out and hard its fine,i have a forklift like Tims and i drive it all over the property.

Its a waiting game as it is,but if you can afford stone/gravel it will speed things up.

In a year he will not be able to dig a post hole in that clay.
Reply With Quote
  #923  
Old 01-05-2020, 10:41 PM
OldRedFord's Avatar
OldRedFord OldRedFord is offline
Kibble King
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hull GA
Posts: 3,715
Send a message via AIM to OldRedFord Send a message via Yahoo to OldRedFord
Default

Got all the walls of the bathroom and laundry framed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200105064833_IMG_0017.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	202.7 KB
ID:	153792   Click image for larger version

Name:	20200105064821_IMG_0016.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	201.1 KB
ID:	153793   Click image for larger version

Name:	20200105064809_IMG_0015.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	194.1 KB
ID:	153794  
__________________
Tim
Self appointed director of junk, and old vehicles.
Reply With Quote
  #924  
Old 01-05-2020, 10:47 PM
OldRedFord's Avatar
OldRedFord OldRedFord is offline
Kibble King
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hull GA
Posts: 3,715
Send a message via AIM to OldRedFord Send a message via Yahoo to OldRedFord
Default

Got the building to where I can secure it now. I'm still going to install the roll up door but not sure when.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200105064902_IMG_0019.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	195.9 KB
ID:	153798   Click image for larger version

Name:	20200105064853_IMG_0018.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	198.1 KB
ID:	153799   Click image for larger version

Name:	20200105011055_IMG_0014.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	197.4 KB
ID:	153800  
__________________
Tim
Self appointed director of junk, and old vehicles.
Reply With Quote
  #925  
Old 01-05-2020, 10:53 PM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Iron Modification Investigator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 14,429
Thumbs up

Good going, Tim
You will be moving in soon.
__________________
Gerry
You got freedom of speech, if you don't say too much.
Aaron Neville.

The virtue is always a cover for the sin. That's the key to understanding the modern left. Whatever they're accusing you of doing, they are doing themselves but more enthusiastically. And that's definitely the story of Justin Trudeau. Tucker Carlson
Reply With Quote
  #926  
Old 01-06-2020, 02:07 AM
cutter's Avatar
cutter cutter is offline

12-29-1943 to 1-17-2020
Curmudgeon emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Lubbock,Texas
Posts: 33,114
Default

Looks like a nice, clean framing job from down here.
__________________
cutter
Housekeeping Staff: the Gatekeeper
Director of Policy, Syntax and Grammar (by appointment)

"Dr. Chandran, will I dream?"

Just Keep Walking

"I am not a body, I am free.
For I am still as God created me."
Reply With Quote
  #927  
Old 01-06-2020, 08:01 AM
astronut's Avatar
astronut astronut is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 902
Default

Nice progress being made. Good job!
__________________
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like, victory!

Victor Torch Set With Meco Regs
Lincoln Weld Pak 100
Giant Tech Arc 200
Miller Roughneck2E
Reply With Quote
  #928  
Old 01-06-2020, 08:39 AM
randydupree's Avatar
randydupree randydupree is offline
Why, Hell Yes!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bainbridge Ga
Posts: 6,139
Default

My back hurts just looking at that saw on the floor!
Build a saw table tim,save your back and speed up the progress (which is great,by the way!)
Reply With Quote
  #929  
Old 01-06-2020, 09:15 PM
Dave Lee's Avatar
Dave Lee Dave Lee is offline
Armchair Webbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: near Philadelphia, PA.
Posts: 3,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by randydupree View Post
My back hurts just looking at that saw on the floor!
Build a saw table tim,save your back and speed up the progress (which is great,by the way!)
My sentiments exactly.


Dave
__________________
Hoocha Momma!, who chop-id-da cheese?
Reply With Quote
  #930  
Old 01-07-2020, 01:15 PM
terry lingle's Avatar
terry lingle terry lingle is offline
Something's Fishy ...
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birch Island, BC, Canada
Posts: 5,456
Default

My back feels fine but I feel sorry for your back Tim
__________________
Life beats the alternative hands down.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.