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be carefull diggin snow next to a house see photo

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rich414, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    So I thought I would try and dig the snow away from the house. see attached photos...
     
  2. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    here is the the photo

    IMG_3796.jpg
     
  3. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    ooooops I think ya found a soft spot !!!! You making them a walkout ????
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    adding a basement?
     
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,547

    underground tunnels?
     
  6. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    abstract art?
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Found Hoffa burial spot?
     
  8. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Looks like pi$$ poor back filling to me. I've run across stuff like that before...
     
  9. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    looks like you got the snow away.
     
  10. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I hate when that happens...I was doing a renovation once where the h/o failed to mention that he had just filled in the swimming pool w/ all loose fill and didn't finish pumping out the water or remove the liner before doing so...wasn't a good day.
     
  11. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I had a similar experience.

    I was tearing down a house in a rural area. I asked where the septic tank was and they told me that it is on a sewer. I was driving around back of the house and guess what I found! Yep, the OLD septic tank collapsed underneath me. I got the loader stuck pretty bad but the smell was the worse.
     
  12. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    "Slow & Sloppy" strikes again. Sorry, but I just couldn't resist pointing out the obvious lack of quality by a competing outfit.
     
  13. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    there was NO compaction with the back fill. but that really doesnt matter, the water needed to drain from that area, not collect. the dirt we have acts just lake a sponge, when it dry forget about digging, if its wet, its like quicksand...compaction helps a little but not much....