Saturday, February 27, 2010
2/24/10 - Gravel fill (compacted every 1' depth) beneath house slab & besides root cellar walls for proper slab bearing.
Adrienne D: The trench around the perimeter of the root cellar is lined with geotextile fabric to keep the stone from getting all silted-up.
The red machine used in this photo is a vibratory compactor so that the stone is nicely tamped down. By doing this, unpredictable settlement around the perimeter of the house is reduced.
Posted by Jeff Geddes at Saturday, February 27, 2010