Update – Leach Field and Driveway

So we are moving ahead full steam right now since the weather has been nice to us. We hope it will keep going. There is supposed to be some snow tonight which is a bit of a two edged sword for us, I will explain.

First, we rented a piece of equipment to move dirt again. The first day (Last Thursday) we worked on the Leach field (a leach field is the end of the Septic system). The leach field consists of perforated pipe (2 pipes, 1 1/2″ in diameter and 72′ long) that leach the remaining waste (which is only liquid at this point) back into the ground. It is then filtered through 3 feet of sand, 1 foot of 1 1/2″ rock and then back into the ground. By this point it is ok for the ground to absorb and not cause problems.

Second, we needed to add road base to the driveway to meet the code for Park County. It will also solidify the driveway and make it easier to drive one with 2 wheel drive. The decomposed granite we have on most of the road is like little ball bearings. They are great for a base but do not compress much and make it less stable then we would like to drive on. The road base has more dirt in it to lock all of it in place and make it a nice road to drive on. The snow coming will help, as it will enable things to settle and lock together. At least that is what we have been told. Time will tell.

As the video shows long days in a tractor can drive you a bit stir crazy. Enjoy!!


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