I work for a property maintenance company that offers lawn care, plowing and salting services. The boss/owner has purchased a skid-steer and needed to put it to use. With winter approaching, he has decided to purchase salt in bulk, thus freeing us from the time constraints imposed by our salt vendor’s “hours of operation”.
We need a place, on site, in which to store the bulk salt and protect it from rain and snow. Rather than farm out construction of a “Salt Bin”, we are building it ourselves. Now this ain’t no fine woodworking, but it does require the use of saws, sawdust making and the like. The salt bin will be 18’ wide, 20’ deep, 14’ high opening/front and 10’ high in the rear.
I’ll allow pictures to do most of the talking….
Really Day 1/4, consisted of preparing the ground work. The sod was removed, the area leveled and “sure-pack” was brought in and compacted. No pictures of a boring flat work surface….
Cast concrete “Legos” create the 3 base walls….
Big Arse Trucks are always cool….
Each block is 2’ X 2’ X 6’ and weighs in around 3700lbs!!!
The 3 base walls in place…
The asphalt work was farmed out….
Time to make a sandwich.
We needed to make two 18’ beams. Three layers of 2” X 12” sandwiching two layers of 1/2” ply….
Who Framed Roger Rabbit…
Framing is being done using 2” X 6” material.
The skid-steer being put to use.
The back wall framed, with three window rough openings.
Front (left) column/wall, that will support one end of an 18’ beam.
The other (right) column/wall, that will support the other end of the 18’ beam.
As the sun was setting, we called it a day and went out for some adult beverages and dinner.
This is the “Job Site” as it stands.
I just hope it is still standing, when Day 6 begins and work continues….
Up next is the left and right center beam columns, place the two beams and frame out the left and right walls….
Thanks for looking in. While your here, can I get you a cold one???
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!