They brought in a Bobcat instead of my predicted jackhammer. The Bobcat just didn't have the torque necessary to really dig into something this compacted but they made it work, mostly, in the end.
If all goes well this morning, then they will be able to install the paver wall on Thursday.
|The primary tool for the day, none of that electric jackhammer business. They wanted a bigger version of the bobcat but this is all that was available on short notice.|
|Serious progress by noon.|
|Finally the east wall gives up the ghost. Note that it came away in three large chunks rather than the hoped for easy to handle pieces. It took about an hour to get this part of the wall out.|
|End of the day the west wall stands alone|
|There is still a lot of dirt to pull out of there. Hopefully the grapevines aren't going to suffer to much.|
|The pavers ready for installation, we hope on thursday|
|A pile of large concrete pieces. Earl didn't mess around when he built the wall for his garden.|
|Taking out the west wall will be a challenge since its mostly buried.|