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Old 02-06-2019, 03:53 PM
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Building inspectors just look to see if things meet the applicable codes. Square or not, level or not, they don’t generally check or care.


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Old 02-06-2019, 07:21 PM
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I do have a contractor doing the work for the slab. Turn key ready for me to put the building up.

I'm assuming the building inspector will check the work against the plans. I'll add some rebar myself after the work is signed off and ready for the pour.

I'll also ask to have the fill dirt I brought in mechanically packed. On that note would a 6000 lb mini ex be heavy enough for that? At the most I'm looking at 12" of fill.
As Terry says track excavators do not do well at compaction. A full size 250000# excavator will move around where most other machines will flounder around in muck. If your D8 has done all it can in the way of compaction, an excavator won't help anything.
In my experience, a 12" lift is close to the maximum you can get good compaction into even with a heavy vibe packer.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:39 PM
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Rent a plate compactor, place 4 to 6" lifts of fill, smooth, than run the compactor over it. Compact until you have refusal. In other words until the compactor dances instead of compacting the fill more. Then add more fill and repeat until you are up to grade.
Tracks suck for compacting soils, as they are designed to float, a wheeled vehicle is better, but a sheepsfoot roller works the best.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:36 PM
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Have you got the dozer unstuck yet?
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:29 PM
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:59 PM
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Have you got the dozer unstuck yet?
No.


We started building our new warehouse at work too. Also a self build. There's a bit of teasing and shit talking going on. . The warehouse is sitting on almost sixteen feet of fill at one end.

I tried to pack the dirt with the D8 but the grousers just chew everything up. I guess the opposite extreme of a mini ex.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:36 PM
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:54 PM
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You can't compact too much,just keep walking.
around and around,wet it down and do it again.
You have a well yet?
You need water,get the well driller working.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:39 AM
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Tim's gonna hate the sight of water by the time it quits raining.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:45 PM
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Tim's gonna hate the sight of water by the time it quits raining.
Supposed to rain again this weekend and into the beginning of next week. So much for getting the slab done before the price increase. Nothing has dried out from when it rained Tuesday.
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