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#324913 03/10/13 11:48 AM
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I sold my place 5 years ago and the thing i missed the most was my pond. We had 5 acres with a one acre pond and it was a blast
i have some pics of our place on here somewhere. Well a few years ago we bought 112 acres out in the middle of no where and that's how i like it. Were finally in a place where we are able to start clearing it and you guessed it were gonna dig another 1 acre pond maybe more later.I have included some pics we just started friday but will have to wait for it to dry up a little more to finish clearing it out.




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Oh man, that sounds like heaven. Keep us posted on the progress!


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Will do I am really excited about this new project.


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We had a good rain a few days ago and the drainage we cut to dry up the
property worked great. The guys came out today to do the flood elevation survey so we will know how high to build the pad. Here is a pic not much but its all i got.LOL


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Well we got the flood elevation survey back and were gonna have to build up about 5 feet. The pad is going to be 100x200 and that's a lot of dirt.LOL The dozer is coming back today so i should have some more pics soon.


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What do you mean by "the pad?"


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Compact it with a sheepsfoot as the dirt is brought up. It'll prevent settling issues in the future.

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House and shop pad. Esshup we will be compacting it.


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With all that land you're going to need more than one pond. smile


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I thought you meant a pond pad! lol


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Well the dozer got some more work done yesterday he's got about one more day of clearing and he should be done. They are bringing the track hoe
Saturday to take out about 40 stumps and take out the other trees. I hope they have it completed Saturday so i can put up stakes for the house pad. I will post some pics later were gonna fry some fish and drink some beer and look at the property. LOL


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When you talk about a fold survey. Who does that? Are you responsible for that yourself or does the county Have some guidelines?

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Before you can build anything you have to get a flood survey because of all the flooding during the hurricane's that hit here in Louisiana in the past years. I called a survey company and he came out put his GPS tripod where were going to put our home and downloaded the info then sent it to fema. I got the the paper work about 2 weeks later. I had to pay for it it was 550.00 once we get the pad done he will come out and make sure the pad is high enough then we can continue.


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We'll the track hoe wont be here till next weekend but the land is cleared and leveled out.


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Well not much going on it keeps raining just enough to stop us from digging up the stumps and removing some more trees. I hope to get started on the pond soon were going to dig a few test holes when the track hoe gets on the property to make sure we don't hit sand.
We ran into this fellow a few days ago he was not happy.


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That's a perfect picture of why they are called cottonmouths! Great picture!!


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Well it finally dried up enough do get the track hoe back out and remove the stumps and remaining trees. He should finish up today and the dozer will be back tomorrow to fill in the stump holes and finish getting it level. The next step is to start digging the pond for the house pad but its suppose to start raining friday so who knows. Here are a few pics.






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Looks like he dug your stumps out good. Are you going to put the dirt as fill or truck in sand? Either way, I am sure you know to pack it very well. Good luck.


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Instead of using a bucket to dig he has a piece that goes on it that has 2 large teeth and pops the stumps out pretty easy. It doesn't make a huge hole like the bucket does. We will be filling all the holes with dirt.


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I went back this afternoon and he was done and the dozer was there cleaning up the mess. Its really taking shape here are some pics of the
thing he was using to rip up the stumps.




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Never encountered a claw like that.
















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Interesting claw. I bet it works great for ripping up the stumps.

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I have never seen that ripper used. That being said I prefer the large hole because it gets a large amount of the roots out. The roots rot out here quickly(termites also) so that you will have settling problems pretty soon. The more roots you take out the better but it does cost more. your project looks very nice. Good luck.


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There were very few roots left nothing that will cause any problems in the future. It took the gum and oaks stumps right out of the ground but the pine stumps gave him just a little more trouble.LOL The property had been logged before we bought it, thank god there were only a few pine stumps.


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