Shoring
Day 39

Day 39

Most of the on-site work today happened on the west wall, where the excavated depth was increased and additional lagging was put in place. Six loads of dirt left the site today. Dirt export truck-load total: 132 loads.
Day 38

Day 38

It Saturday, and the job is moving forward! I’m sure this is just first of many weekend workdays. My shoring/excavation/concrete contractor had two guys here today increasing the lagging depth along the east wall (right side of video). No dirt was exported today. This week I will take some photos from ground level of the...
Day 37

Day 37

More dirt was moved away from the east wall (right side of the video) so that more lagging could be installed. The deepest section is now 8ft, which is just over half of the 15ft it will be when the the excavation is done. No dirt was exported today. Dirt export truck-load total: 126 loads....
Day 36

Day 36

Today was pretty slow on our construction site, since most of my contractor’s crew was focused on the sidewalk and driveway next door. These needed to be re-poured because they were removed yesterday to allow them to finish the underground utility conduits. The only real on-site work was to increase the depth of the excavation...
Day 35

Day 35

An amazing amount of progress was made today! The lagging crew managed to finish almost all of the west wall (left side of video) leading up to the utility pole. In addition, 15 loads of dirt were taken off the site. Good progress is also being made on moving the neighbors’ utilities underground. The street...
Day 34

Day 34

The entire east wall (right side of video) now has lagging for the exposed earth, and the crew has moved on to the west side. One the west wall, four sections of lagging were completed. Even though the focus was lagging, five loads of dirt were exported today. The Caterpillar 312B L Hydraulic Excavator was...
Day 33

Day 33

Another day of mostly installing lagging, although two truck-loads of dirt were taken away. Most of the east wall (right side of the video) has lagging for the exposed earth and more will be added as we dig deeper. Dirt export truck-load total: 106 loads.
Day 32

Day 32

More lagging was placed along the east wall today, and three loads of dirt were removed. The export of dirt will continue to be a bit slow until most of the walls are protected. Dirt export truck-load total: 104 loads.
Day 31

Day 31

190 pieces of treated 12″x4″x12′ lumber were delivered this morning (don’t blink, or you will miss it in the video). Excavation can finally continue, but first the lagging needs to be put in place. The crew started with most difficult section of lagging, which is where the positioning transitions from inside the flanges to behind...
Day 30

Day 30

Today was spent preparing the site for the wood lagging that will be delivered tomorrow. Not too exciting, but I’m posting the video anyway.
Day 24

Day 24

Light rain in the morning, but not enough to stop progress. The last 6 beams were placed today, so excavation can start tomorrow! Excavation will progress 4 vertical feet at a time, since that is the maximum vertical cut we can have without shoring… so, dig 4ft down, place shoring, dig 4ft down, place shoring,...
Day 23

Day 23

Today’s fun was called on account of rain… errr, uh, it never started. Oh well, I’m sure it is the first of many.