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|Posted on September 18, 2016 at 9:59 PM||comments (1)|
Well it's been awhile since I've posted anything on here so I thought I would spend a few minutes tonight.
I've been doing a lot of Hydro-Ax work lately with my newly purchased Caterpillar 259D compact track loader. It usually takes around 8 hours per acre depending on the thickness of the underbrush and how much or little the customer wants removed.
Once you have the underbrush removed you can change attachments to a root rake grapple and quickly clean up and remove the stumps and rootballs. It's a quick removal and it's relatively dirt free so if you wanted to do so you could burn or pile for composting.
|Posted on July 9, 2015 at 4:24 PM||comments (0)|
It's getting hot and hopefully the rains will let us get some work completed.
My kids are doing great and I recently added a new machine to the company, a caterpillar 259D compact loader. It's really helping out in time and costs which add up for me as well as the customer. I have several ponds to dig and new home pads to do in the next month it's going to be a really busy next few months!! Hope everyone is doing well
|Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:51 PM||comments (0)|
The new year is upon us and off to a great start!!! We've been doing a lot of dirt work and currently clearing two acres in Saddle Creek on Riley Rd. The weather hasn't been great but we're getting it done.
|Posted on January 28, 2014 at 6:48 PM||comments (0)|
Well we made it through the great Icepocalypse these last few weeks, hope everyone has been staying warm.
My little family has been doing great our daughter is 5 months old next week and my son is doing great.
I have been working in Needville Tx doing a one acre pond with a two acre pad site these last month and it has really turned out great! As many may not know the soil in that area is a black gumbo type the first few feet and can be quite sticky and hard to spread and give a smooth finish. We have been fortunate to have some small rain showers to wet the gumbo and help break it down to help really smooth things out. I will be adding some pictures soon as I get them off my [email protected]
Stay warm and safe
|Posted on September 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM||comments (0)|
Well its been a great month so far, on Tuesday the 10th we added a wonderful baby girl to our family. Madison Ann was born at 12:45 pm on Tuesday at 8lbs11ozs and 20" long. Her and her mother are home and both are doing great. Our son Joseph turned two on Friday the 6th and is not quite sure who his new housemate is lol.
On a different note we recently cleared and cleaned up four acres for Greg and Sharon Grepares in Hockley in the Century Oaks community. The worked turned out great, we used a mulcher to clear the underbrush then removed any dead trees or ones that were going to be in the house pad area. When using a mulcher its important to go behind and blade off the area to remove the stumps and stobs created by the mulching processas to inhibit regrowth. In doing so we cut down on the haul off needs by and estimated 50-60% , while being eco friendly to the beautiful large Oak trees on the property. This job turned out wonderful for the Grepares family and we look forward to doing the pad for the house soon.
|Posted on March 6, 2013 at 9:34 PM||comments (0)|
Really surprised at all the feedback on some of my posts!! Thanks everyone and I'll try to keep up with it on a more timely basis!!! My son and my wife are doing great and as I mentioned previously were expecting again in September!! We Don't know the sex of our new one yet but hope to soon!!
|Posted on March 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM||comments (2)|
Were doing great and also expecting a new addition to our family is September!!!
Work has been doing really good and getting busier everyday. When you need any type of dirt work or excavation give me a call @ 832-435-6368. We do it all from ponds to pads and have great contacts for fill dirt sand and rock!!
|Posted on August 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM||comments (0)|
We we had an interesting summer, hope everyone enjoyed themselves and stayed safe. We just completed work for the Heim's in Artesia Wells Tx. I am so glad to be back home with my family and just can't believe how much my son has grown in a few short months! We are getting ready to do some work for Tower Steel in Tomball and have numerous jobs bid and looking at more work everyday. Please call me if you need any work done.
|Posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
Well I haven't posted anything lately, thought I would just do a update of whats been going on for me since February. The last week of February I started working for a gentleman Tommy Jim Henderson with the Uno mas Ranch in Artesia Wells Tx. Its 10,012 acres and change, I have been all over the entire ranch and still haven't seen 3/4 of it I am sure. I am basically cleaning put dry stock tanks, widening roads and cleaning up just about anything with my D6R dozer.
It is definetly different than working in Houston. In the first few weeks I had some illegals come out of nowhere on me and added a gun rack to my dozer to hold my AR-15 lol. I have found about a half dozen arrowheads and just been working my tail off. I will say that the trees and brush down in South Tx will all stick you cut you or leave a thorn in you. I have seen all kinds of wildlife and having hunted South Tx all my life I am really enjoying my time down there but really want to wrap it up so I can be home and see my wife and son everyday!! My son is now 8 months and crawling and the Dr. said last week thats he is doing great and will be walking way soon!!!! This week I am doing a riding arena over on Virgie Community and should have that wrapped up by end of week!!! Thanks everyone for the last few years and don't forget to keep your hometown people working.
|Posted on January 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM||comments (10)|
I may never recieve any prizes for my literary skills, I just try and explain the methods and processes used in a way that the average joe can understand!!
We just wrapped up a 3.4 acres pipe yard for JC Inspections in Porter Tx and I would like to explain and discuss some of the steps and techniques used in the construction of the site.
The first step site to clear and grub the entire 3.4 acres and haul off the trees brush and stumps and grub the entire site with the rake attached to the front of the dozer blade. This removes and roots or stumps and any other organic matter left behind.
Once this is completed the entire site was stripped 4 to 6 inches to remove any and all organic matter left behind from the clearing and grubbing.
This completed the engineer had a topographical survey done on the entire site in order to design the initial grading plan since we were to be tying into an existing 8 inches of crushed concrete base and drainage inlets. Once the initial grade cuts and fills were established with grade stakes we used a dozer to grade the entire sight to meet the specs of the grading plan.
This phase is for the drainage type -A inlets. The developer of the complex allowed detention for all property owners. We had to saw cut a 8 ft wide access in the bend of the ditch leading to the detention area. Once this was completed we cut the ditch approximately 8 inches below grade and backfilled with six inches of cement stabilized sand allowing the extra two inches for the thickness of the pipe to achieve the proper flow line. We used for this project 24" and 18" hdpe pipe. The pipe was set to the proper grades to the first area calling for a 30x30x48 type-a box and grate, which then to carry on through the box we went down to an 18" hdpe pipe size to the second type inlet box also bedded in with stabilized sand 90 degrees out of this box we went the last 130 ft and put the last box in to he proper grades. all pipe once checked and centered in the ditch was covered up to about 4 inches over the top with the stabilized sand and compacted with a plate compactor.
The next phase is stabilization, in this case a lime slurry was called for at a rate of 200 tons for the entire sight 10 to 12 inches deep. We used a Caterpillar mixer to achieve this as we had to mix and level off and apply the slurry several times over the entire area to achieve a uniform and consistent mix. This being completes we used a smooth drum 84" vibratory compactor to compact the sight to a minimum of 95% compaction as tested by a soils technician.
We then regraded the entire site back to grade using two dozers and compacting as it was regraded. ( you can almost never compact any soil or rock or any material too much when great weights will be driven on it after completion) once the regrading was complete we staked the sight for 9" of rock one section at a time and started laying down the rock using a 650 lgp John Deere dozer. The extra inch is to allow for compaction with a finished grade of approximately 8". We put down approximately 6000 tons of crushed concrete over the entire job roughly 350 12 yd 17 to 18 ton truck loads. Thats a whole lot of rock!!!
Once the entire sight was covered with and compacted the flow lines were checked and graded as needed to ensure proper drainage to the inlets we had earlier installed.
This is how we carried out the project and I am sure as with anything there will be differing opinions. At the end of the day the customer received a great product properly constructed which will last them many years to come with proper maintenance.