Saturday, June 12, 2010

Interesting little side project I am helping out with. A small log cabin on a lake access site...
I made my first visit to the site last week. It was a nice sunny day for a boat ride. The owner had been contracting with a local barge and excavating company to work on the site prep and putting footings in.
As we approached the site, the view of the barge and the road they had built up to the cabin site. There are blasting mats on the barge and I can hear drilling, so I know they are having to move some rock, for a septic tank, it turns out...
We tied off on the side of the barge and started walking up the hill. I took a look back at the barge. You can see the ramps and the blasting mats better:
 The footings had been put in. They are just concrete piers on top of the ledge rock. I had made a drawing of the positions of these posts for the contractor, but this is my first look at them. They are a little rough, but the positioning appears to be pretty good and that is what counts. And a nice view from the building site:
It's amazing the equipment they can bring over the water on that barge. Several big machines including a huge excavator...I saw it going across with two dump trucks fully loaded with dirt on another trip I took out there.

Interesting little project...