Hardscaping work continues (and cookies!)

by Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Tuesday, September 3rd. Howdy! It was good to be back out at the rain garden today after a long Labor Day weekend. The Facilities & Services crews worked on the hardscaping: concrete sidewalk and the garden’s granite edging. When I arrived this morning, Josh and Stephanie wereContinue reading “Hardscaping work continues (and cookies!)”

Everything’s coming together!

By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Thursday, August 29th. Today was a busy day at the rain garden. Josh and Stephanie continued work to prepare for the decomposed granite installation while Eric Knisley and his concrete finishers were on-site in the afternoon to pour the sidewalk between the north and south cells ofContinue reading “Everything’s coming together!”

The Siltsoxx Workout: Coming to a Gym Near You

By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Wednesday, August 28th. We started the day continuing with our work from yesterday. Facilities and Services’ Josh and Stephanie cleaned up the trench and laid a thin layer of bedding sand for the pipe to lay on, while I continued to place rip-rap stones to serve asContinue reading “The Siltsoxx Workout: Coming to a Gym Near You”

The soil mix is here!

by Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers Thursday, August 15. Howdy! Today was a big day at the garden: the soil mix is here! The Landscape Recycling Center (LRC) delivered the bioretention soil mix backfill for the south cell. LRC started delivering the soil mix slightly before 8:00 a.m. while Facilities & Services’ Josh andContinue reading “The soil mix is here!”

Mixing the soil and moving the lamp

By Tony Heath, Project Engineer This post covers the garden’s Phase I: demo/prep progress for the past two days, August 13th and 14th. Howdy! TUE, AUG 13: Yesterday, work progressed in the garden along two fronts. While Josh and Stephanie continued their soil excavation of the south cell, the Facilities and Services Electrical Shop (ShopContinue reading “Mixing the soil and moving the lamp”