We have the pipe installed and are 2/3 of the way in getting the pipe completely buried. We still have some large debris piles in our parking area that will be moved to the long driving range back lot area.
Over the month of February, we have to get the greenhouse vase pad made and build the greenhouse against the building as we prepare for the new growing season of landscape plants. They will arrive by the 1st of March.
|Sinkhole in the greenhouse|
|Bottom 1/3 of pipe was rotted out. Galvanized pipe is guaranteed to last 25 years according to manufacturer’s. This pipe was in the ground for over 50 years|
|Greenhouse being removed. Greenhouse was built against the building for sunlight maximization, utilization of existing heat source and electricity.|
|We actually used a walk behind asphalt cutter since we had to cut 440’ of asphalt.|
|Our initial dig hole to locate our problem. Pipe rotted out at bottom was the verdict.|
Guys digging and chipping out old pipe from headwall and enlarging opening for new pipe.
Began project with our backhoe digging the more shallow end to save time when large unit arrived.
Big rig digging.
|Rented trackhoe in action working on the large tree root wad.|
|Large tree root wad at end of pipe that had to be removed. Took Skip over 8 minutes to dig out the remaining stump with the very large trackhoe that was rented|
|Pipe remnants after being dug out.|
|We attempted to reduce the total width of the dig but many sections along the building collapsed during the work on the project.|
|Soil remnants that will be stored for future use in the back of the range.|
|Gravel used to help backfill the pipe. Most of this material was used and recycled from the MSD project that was done along the metro link tracks and 1 fwy in 2012|