Bank Blanket Complete!

Well it has not been a stellar week from a productivity point of view, but progress was made and I am satisfied with that. From Physio and massage appointments for my back, to an unexplained Wednesday night with only 2 hours sleep leading to a zombie performance on Thursday, I only averaged 3 hours a day of site work for a total of 14 hours since Tuesday morning (Monday was a stat here). But as of this morning, I finished securing the mesh blanket to the banks of the excavation.I will not officially know if I am done till I hear back from the engineer, but I am hopeful that I have officially completed the excavation portion of this build.

The mesh blanket does not really stabilize the bank, it is more a safety to capture any soil that sloughs off the bank and preventing it from burying or crushing personnel between the soil and the foundation once present. It will also protect me from any rocks that work loose. While I still content this was way overkill, I will admit that I will feel safer when working near the banks and a side benefit is that I can crawl all over it when I need to access something say part way up the foundation wall.

East bank blanketed with mesh except for equipment and pedestrian ramp

East bank blanketed with mesh except for equipment and pedestrian ramp

South Bank draped with welded wire mesh

South Bank draped with welded wire mesh

Over the weekend, the weather is supposed to improve and I will use the opportunity to repair and hopefully re-raise the tarp. Next week, once I have heard back from the engineer, I will work on digging the final bits for the footings, scraping off all mud, and blowing in the granular layer across the pit floor prior to starting the footing form installation.

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