Off Grid...Chapter 86
Back to the paving job. All in all the crew was there for about 2 weeks. Today they brought in truck loads of gravel and used their roller to pack it down. The longest part was the waiting for the truck to get back from the plant.
Here is the roller coming up the driveway.
They got all the gravel dropped and spread out for our back parking area.
I am really excited to finally see some pavement but that will be tomorrow.
It took them the whole day to prep the side walkway, the back area, and the driveway.
Today is the day. Woo hoo. They are going to lay the asphalt. It is going to be a "smelly" day. I'll have to keep the house closed up.
The first truck of asphalt they were able to bring the truck straight up going forward. They will be working their way down. Once they get to the driveway they will have to back up.
Our first load of asphalt is at the top. They start off with the side walkway.
They dump it into the smaller bucket so it can be spread out by hand.
Dumping it into the spreader.
It got dumped out and now they guys are starting to spread it on our walkway.
Moving their way up the walkway.
Next they have to roll it out to make it smooth. They do the walkway with a hand roller.
The walkway is done. Yay. Now we just have to stay off of it for a little while.
Now they can move onto the back parking area. Here is the "big boy" roller.
Very cool. As you all know I like the big trucks, lol. I should have had Tonka toys when I was a kid.
The guys are spreading out the last of the asphalt.
They didn't get anymore deliveries of asphalt so that's all they can do. Now we have to wait until the weekend is over for them to finish.
I apologize for any technical misuse of words about paving and the machinery used. If anyone can fill us all in please do so.
After the weekend.