30 tons of rock …. so far. I ordered 15 tons of rock, then 15 tons more rock! I hand loaded some in the bottom of the gabions and then reserved a skid steer for the rest. The framer I contracted with offered to let me use his skid steer for the job since he will have it on site in a few days anyway to forklift lumber on the job. What a lifesaver!
We still have to order 15 more tons of rock, for a second level of retaining that may have to be hand loaded…Ugh! The whole reason for getting these filled so early in the process is that once the deck is up, we would have to load them all by hand.
Here are some photos of the job in 95 degree heat. I hooked up the hose and created a fine mister, L says every construction project needs a fine mister! 🙂