- Dig and grade drainage ditch
- Fill ditch with surge stone to assist in water flow and control
- Dig out and grade areas for paving using GAB
- Grade non-paved area with #4 stone
- Apply hot mix asphalt to graded areas
- Compact areas with roller and plate tamp
- Backfill with remaining baby surge stone
- Use skid-steer to dig out area for drainage ditch
- Apply petro-mat to ditch
- Apply and arrange combination of surge and baby surge stone by hand in drainage ditch
- Use skid steer to grade existing subgrade of paved and non-paved areas
- Apply and grade #4 stone to non-paved area
- Apply and grade GAB to paved areas
- Compact gravel and stone by use of a 3-ton roller
- Apply hot mix asphalt to GAB graded areas
- Back-fill edges of asphalt with remaining baby surge stone
Our team at Spalding Concrete take pride in being able to tackle even the most daunting of tasks. This particular project tested our expertise by providing us with 2 major challenges to over come. The first challenge was the creation and execution of a drainage ditch to control the flow of run-off water on the driveway.
Our team, through use of creative thinking and know how, made short work of this task. We used a combination of heavy equipment and man power to dig out the drainage area and fill it with a combination of surge and baby surge stone to assist in controlling the flow of water on the project. This task was taken to the next level by use of man power, arranging the stones in a decorative manner by hand, taking step towards careful placement of every stone to provide an aesthetically pleasing and fully functional end result.
The second, and more common, hurdle this project provided was a steep hill that required a hot-mix application. This task, being one of the more common obstacles faced by our team, was taken in stride. We formulated a “game plan” for compaction to ensure a safe and effective means of finishing the asphalt was reached. This method required constant vigilance and use of the gas powered plate-tamp to break down the asphalt, providing a safe and even surface to finish by use of a combination of 2 and 3 ton rollers. This method allowed for a smooth even finish on the asphalt, while accounting for the dangers of paving on a steep hill resulting in customer satisfaction and utmost safety of all of the Spalding Concrete employees.