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Overexcavate & Recompact | Rancho Bellena Metal Building

Rancho Bellena Metal Building 

Good morning. It’s Bill Freeman with Freeman’s Construction. I’ll try to talk a little loud with this equipment running in the background here. We have a new job we’re starting out here, a metal building that we’re putting in out on a large ranch, East Ramona, and they are doing the overexcavate and recompact. Let me show you what’s going on here. 

Overexcavate & Recompact Process 

When we do an overexcavate and recompact, what we have to do is dig out the ground. As you can see it’s down a little ways now. They’ve already brought it down and they’re re-putting the dirt back in, but we have to take that down to where the soil is a hardpan, and that’s determined by the soils engineer. He comes out and checks that once we get it down and then we can start filling it back in, and then he comes out periodically when we’re filling it back in to make sure the compaction is 90% plus, so we don’t have any settling in the building. 

Using an Existing Pad for the Foundation 

This was an existing pad, but actually it was not put in properly. There were areas where we actually had to take it down as much as six and a half to seven feet and that’s one of the problems we run into with these old pads. You don’t know if they’ve been done correctly, so it’s really critical to make sure that we get the pads dug out down to the hardpan and so we can geta good foundation. Otherwise, we have problems down the road.

Utilities for Ramona Metal Building 

This is a beautiful area of Ramona out in the Bellena’s Valley area. As you can see, very nice views. We also did some locating for utilities here, as we have to tie in for water and tie in the sewer so they can have all the facilities operational here. We locate all that prior to digging so we don’t tear anything out. Have a great day. 

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