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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Not exactly landscaping for will have some dirt to move.  After 17 years of traffic down to the lower building area the drive has become real compacted and dished out.  One place has the tile showing from the drop inlet at the top.  County brought me 3 loads of dirt this morning, no charge.  Has some monster chunks in it and most is wet.  Think it came out of a road ditch some place near by.  Going to let it freeze out this winter and then move it over into the drive next spring.  I can go a little at a time that way and pack it down as I go.  SAM_0430.JPG


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Posted December 08, 2017 - 11:50 AM

The freeze and thaw might help break up the dirt clods in spring, not to mention a little moisture will help with compaction.


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Posted December 08, 2017 - 01:43 PM

It is clay so the freeze and thaw won't hurt it any that's for sure.  If I still can't work it with a back blade my neighbor and 4 machine shed full of equipment and I bet we can come up with one that will do the job.


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Posted December 08, 2017 - 03:39 PM

You'll need some big rock on top of that clay when you get it in. That stuff swallows small rock when it gets wet! And it will be slick too!


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Posted December 08, 2017 - 06:59 PM

That is the plan Kenny.  All we have her is clay so know all about that stuff.  River bottom has some black gumbo in areas and it is a lot worse.  Can only work it 2 days a year.  Other than that it is to wet or to dry.


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Posted December 09, 2017 - 06:17 AM

Know them both well. Any way you can dig out some of the gravel there and put the clay under it?


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Posted December 09, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The rock that is there is not that much.  Just put some 2" with fine in the wheel tracks a couple years ago.  Have a Quarry about 10 miles away and my neighbor has a dump truck I can use.  Hauling is half the cost of getting a load.


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