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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Core Drilling

Today's lesson: 
Core Drilling

In order to determine to what extent we will have to take extra measures to make sure we don't have big cracks in the foundation of the house, we have hired an engineering company to do some core drilling.
There is a huge drill on the truck that bores down into the earth around 35 ft. Then a long tube is drilled down the hole and it brings up samples from various intervals.  The guys bag up these samples and take them back to the office to analyze.  They will drill at all four corners of the foundation and also at the center of  where the house will sit. It is fascinating to watch, as you can see. They can tell where the water table is, and whether there is clay, topsoil, water,  rock or sludge down there.  We do not want sludge!  So far the dirt looks good, but it will be a week or so before we get the final report.  It takes a lot of work to analyze dirt. Here are some shots of the drilling and the watching.  This is a little nerve wracking and it will be a long week of waiting, but there is a lot of work to be done in the meantime. Jim will be busy scheduling basement bids, setting up for water lines to be put in and electricity to run, blueprints to study, study, study. Architects to hire and appointments to schedule. I will be studying color swatches.  Let the good times roll! 

1 comment:

  1. It's sort of like that movie Armageddon where the world almost ends and the government gets Bruce Willis and Ben Afleck to drill something to save earth. As if anyone would ever trust Ben Afleck and Bruce Willis to save the world! Anyway, glad you got some engineers. They're usually pretty smart.


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