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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
I have worked in construction (heavy) for 43 years! I've been a hard-assed superintendent. It's what I know! It's what I do!
I've whipped more "puppies" into shape than I could count! I'm not talking about simple stuff like framing a sissy window; I'm talking about pouring 2,000 yards of concrete on stepped walls in a single day! I'm not talking about 580 Case backhoes; I'm talking about Manitwok 4500 CRANES, twin boom!!! and two hundred cubic yards of concrete at a time! That's 400k pounds of mud!
I remember once I made a Civil Engineer from Perdue cry. Dammit, I'm a surveyor, and I know what it takes to balance land for concrete, I do!!
Now, tonight I got pissed! I got trapped in a game I already knew 35 years ago. My dear wife fell into the trap, and now I'm pissed off!! Bigly!!!
So, we built this building (150' x 50) and we want to get the floor poured. The F#'s built the building about 2" above grade. I told them not to, but they did. Do the math. Now I need like (7) truckloads of sand at about $300/load to fill in the the gaps, because my concrete guy is only quoting me 4".
So tonight I'm out there ripping frost (which isn't suitable fill). Broke my shear pin on the ripper the frost is so hard.
F#...I'm PISSED!!!! I came up with about 60 yards of dirt, but 10 of that is frozen and unusable. Now I have to have 200 yards of dirt trucked in just to do my floor...and I'm MAD!!!
I KNEW this was gonna' happen! I told the wife, and she didn't believe me! I am so MAD I can't even control myelf right now!!!