I was called back out again to a previous clients property to help make their jungle of a backyard into a useable space for their kids to play. I think they were just hoping to be able to put a trampoline up at best given the state of the area. Their property is very hilly with lots of rocks among the surface. Not to worry though, I could see how I’d make this work for them.
It’s been quite some time since I did a Pool Fill In type excavation job and I thought it would be best to blog about the details of this recent one I did. Located in Elizabeth, my client was wanting to have this pool removed, filled, leveled and ready for turfing. If this sounds like your situation, I suggest you keep reading, because I saved my client thousands with this job.
A new house definitely deserves a level (pardon the pun) playing field to start with. That’s exactly what I was contracted to do by the owner of this house in Gawler recently. All the overgrown vegetation, weeds and tree stump needed to be removed and scraped back to start fresh. It’s actually quite amazing how much bigger a space looks when it’s yard leveled!
Here’s two different job sites that I’ve completed some concrete preparation on recently. Both are for new houses that have just been built and the owners are in the process of getting all the outer concreting done. It is definitely one of those big and expensive parts of building your own home and that is why it is paramount to have the preparation done professionally.
This earthmoving job definitely falls into the category of big backyard renovations that I had the pleasure of doing for a fella out at Williamstown. He needed to make his yard easily accessible for large vehicles and easy for them turn around and drive out again. The only solution to that would be a Round-A-Bout style driveway which I was certainly able to create.
For a domestic property, this sure is a pretty big backyard and a great size to really do something with. Unfortunately though for the owner, the entire yard is uneven and full of Three Corner Jack Caltrop Weed (ouch). Not exactly appealing for sending the kids out to play on or set up any semi-permanent equipment. Not to worry though, I can certainly sort this out.
Another big Backyard Renovation that I’ve been working on over the course of three days out at Hillbank and as you can see, I initially didn’t think I’d be able to do it simply because I may not have been able get my machines into the area. But I gave it a crack anyway and what do you know? Plenty of room….Just! Check out the total backyard transformation.
Demo, dig, dump, clear and level! That is exactly what this excavation job was all about and what a massive job it turned out to be. This odd shaped block of land is tucked in between a couple of houses in a suburban area and is destined to be Subdivided by the owner and Developed into two beautiful new house sites. The only problem is it is full to the brim of concrete, debris, rubble and vegetation.
I like to call this job ‘The Block 4’. Believe it or not, this started off with one earthmoving service job and from there the word of mouth from neighbour to neighbour of my excavating adventures from Lot 1 soon spread. When you’re having a New House built and need a reliable and trustworthy contractor, you should definitely give me a call. Building a new home should be an adventure.
This clients existing dam was in need of some Bobcat Services. Whilst it was still functioning and holding water, the sides were overgrown with vegetation that was creating uneven edges and slopes toward to the water. This was making it near impossible for the owner to maintain it on his own. So it’s a good thing he got in touch with me, because these jobs are the fun ones that I really enjoy!
I would absolutely love to have my own personal Motorbike Race Track in my backyard and that’s why I took great pride in completing this particular job. This started with a word of mouth enquiry, a hand drawn sketch, a site visit, a good old-fashioned hand shake and ended with a recreational area to occupy a racing inspired family for ages. Am I envious? Heck yes!
Using the Bobcat, I’ve transformed this patch of earth into a nicely graded and level horse arena. There was certainly a bit of preparation needed that involved leveling the area and removing hidden rocks and rubble. The owners had already arranged for the sand delivery, which I then commenced spreading over the top layer. You can see the different layers in the pictures.