Storage Shed Build #2: Dig, dig, dig

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Blog entry by DaveFFMedic posted 02-11-2018 06:02 PM 810 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I surveyed the site for the new shed. I wanted it to be far enough from the fence to allow room to work and clean up fall leaves. I staked out the footprint and measured the elevation of the four corners with a liquid level I built from a coffee can and some clear tubing. There was a two foot difference in elevation from one corner to the opposite corner. Time to get digging.

With a shovel and Maddox, I filled my wheelbarrow many, many times. I figure I moved about 10 yards of dirt before I decided I was done.

In hindsight, it would have been worthwhile to rent a mini excavator to do the digging. It would have been done in a weekend and well worth the cost. I spent 10 weeks digging and prepping the site by hand.

The site was leveled. Trenches were dug for drainage, and the middle of the area was sloped to aid in drainage.

I was a little behind schedule. Probably mid June and I was ready to start making sawdust.

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