Than goodness - thank youYou got it right with the "landing step" idea. Yes they can form it and just pour more concrete. It is not structural so biggie. If they want to drill to add rebar between the two steps where they are joined that would be the cherry on top!
What you are seeing is VERY normal on the shell. No worries there!
I’ll confirm just to make sure my understanding is rightWhy have the spillover on the WF pump? Is there an advantage to doing it that way? Mine is controlled by the primary pool pump.
The Gunite on your pool doesn't look like it is really leaking any more than any other I have seen, ours did the same thing until it was plastered.
That would be great if you wouldn’t mind - only diff in spillover I can see is the design is a bit diff
attached is the look I’m going for - PB is coming by tomorrow so I can clarify with him as well and report back
Not really sure what the question is. You want to put sand around the plumbing to protect it being sure they tamp sand under the pipes to take out any sags and properly support the pipes, then place place the gravel on top of that compacted in lifts. To get the materials into the trench you simply start from the pad end and work your way in. Once the trench is backfilled you can then remove the extra material from the side of the trench. You also want the plumbing to have a pressure test on it while backfilling.Problem is that you can kind of see the entrance to the yard from gate (removed panel)
PB logically states some dirt will need to go in to drive machine in there to haul away dirt
Sorry RichNot really sure what the question is. You want to put sand around the plumbing to protect it being sure they tamp sand under the pipes to take out any sags and properly support the pipes, then place place the gravel on top of that compacted in lifts. To get the materials into the trench you simply start from the pad end and work your way in. Once the trench is backfilled you can then remove the extra material from the side of the trench. You also want the plumbing to have a pressure test on it while backfilling.
Still a bit fuzzy. Are you saying they need equipment and materials out by the pool before the trench is filled in?the main Q is around access to the rear yard due to existing trench - they can’t get any machinery back there to lay sand or alike without filling in some of the trench with existing dirt to drive equipment in and thru
Nope, not wheelbarrows. Use skid steer to bucket material to trench. Dump in 2 buckets of Sand and shovel down the trench a bit then compact, then 2 buckets of gravel and compact then final layer of gravel and compact. Just do this untill you get by the tight spot. A mini excavator could be used on the side of the trench to move the material down the trench and save some labor.I think you are suggesting for the PB crew to hand wheel barrow the sand and gravel in for the ditch and build a strong enough base for machinery to ride over
I would still recommend sanding the pipes first, you would not be able to compact that site material with a plate compactor, you would need a sheep's foot roller and even that would have difficulty this time of year because of wet conditions. So now think about trying to get equipment and materials over this soggy trench for the remainder of the job. You still need a good solid access for the remainder of the build.what if no decking (just grass) will be from pad, thru gate and probably the first 25’ or so before you get to the area where decking will go around front perimeter
Disclaimer.... This of course requires a skilled operator not to dig back up your plumbing. Where you are not really looking for 95% compaction you can leave plenty of sand over the plumbing so there should not be a issue ...Seems a bit counter productive but it saves a lot of labor and collapsed trenches and digging it back takes very little time with a mini excavator.
If you look at the pad picture I outlined in red the fence panel that was removed with the access they have used - the plumbing trench goes right through it nowStill a bit fuzzy. Are you saying they need equipment and materials out by the pool before the trench is filled in?
Yes, I was misinterpreting his proposed approach. I thought he was wanting to put gravel in trench even in the green areas and you were questioning how to fill the trench without access to the side of the trench. Which I would highly recommend instead of the virgin soil. It appears to be all clay and this might make the trench very soft for the remainder of the build a wheeled skid steer with a load could potentially sink down far enough to damage the plumbing.does that help answer your Q and better explain the situation
I believe so - maybe not exactly how you described but hopefully close to itDid you ever get the wick drain in out to the creek bed?