Started this job in Gaul Road March, on the 26th August 2015. Got 8 weeks to complete. 240 metres long 3 metres deep and build 5 concrete manholes.
This has to be one of the worst roads I’ve ever worked on. There is about 5″ of Tarmac sitting on 8″ of sand and gravel, then 18″ of peat on clay. On top of that we have every Tom, Dick and Harry putting their services in. Two raising mains (pump sewer pipe) about 1.3m deep. The only good thing was, we were digging in clay, this stands up on its own, any other material and we would have had everyone else’s trench in ours.
But then again this is what I love about the job, the challenging aspects of it.