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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-28-2010, 10:43 PM
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Posted By pdmcgowan
We are doing alot of site renovation.

Alot of storm pipe. Renovating not new construction seems to be a large trend. Maybe not traditional work but its keeping us busy.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,516
Posted By pdmcgowan
In our company theres a mix of union and...

In our company theres a mix of union and non-union operators. Its quite simply a personal choice. Skill levels are the same and pay rounds out aboot the same. There is none of this muppet union/rat...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,021
Posted By pdmcgowan
Personally I hate spec houses and think its the...

Personally I hate spec houses and think its the #1 reason we have this problem. People used to make one MODEL and sell as a spec house. All the good custom contractors are in another profession. We...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 06-11-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,234
Posted By pdmcgowan
Look at the lid itself if its newer most likely...

Look at the lid itself if its newer most likely it has tightening notch. Pull the lid rotate the notch so its placed in a tighter position. If it looks older it quite possible someone put the wrong...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,376
Posted By pdmcgowan
I like his show just think he lacks when he goes...

I like his show just think he lacks when he goes into the landscape and concrete work. I think anyone can build at that "quality" when your throw a network and consultants at a show. I seen a...
Forum: Landscaping 05-07-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,473
Posted By pdmcgowan
When the next home owner comes in I hope he rips...

When the next home owner comes in I hope he rips it out and deposit it in a eco-friendly landfill. You should also buy solar panels to power the electric broom to sweep it out. Just a suggestion but...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 05-04-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 39,640
Posted By pdmcgowan
Rochester

Rochester
Forum: Landscaping 05-04-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,982
Posted By pdmcgowan
I dont know I'd be safe and put atleast a 6"...

I dont know I'd be safe and put atleast a 6" base. We have craptastic timber retaining wall on the front of the tuck under house that leads up to the front door thats causing alot of problems....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 05-04-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 39,640
Posted By pdmcgowan
I need to rent a takeuchi and try it out. I...

I need to rent a takeuchi and try it out. I really liked the mini excavator we owned thought it was damn near indestructible. Crappy thing is I dont have a dealer within 50miles. Bobcat near us was...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-11-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,831
Posted By pdmcgowan
Hate trenchers I havent met one person yet that...

Hate trenchers I havent met one person yet that compacted the backfill with them.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-01-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,405
Posted By pdmcgowan
Fuel Standards and Higher Fuel Cost.

How will western construction model to $7 a gallon gas and strict fuel standards? I've been lucky enuff to see alot of the other countries construction works and I think people are in a big shock...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-26-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By pdmcgowan
A company I grew up with closed its doors this...

A company I grew up with closed its doors this year. I spent my younger years around the picnic table grabbing beers for these guys and I hate to see them five years from a retirement scrambling for...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-24-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,953
Posted By pdmcgowan
Its not just excavation business the whole...

Its not just excavation business the whole tradeskill industry is hurting. I went on a jobsite and found a GC using Amish to run his extended boom forklift for framing and almost lost my lunch...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 03-23-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,434
Posted By pdmcgowan
These look so much better then the prefab...

These look so much better then the prefab retaining walls. Awesome job!:thumbsup:
Forum: Demolition 03-23-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,897
Posted By pdmcgowan
I'm heading to labor ready right now and bought a...

I'm heading to labor ready right now and bought a chainsaw. Where is this barn?
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-21-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,103
Posted By pdmcgowan
To add if you dont have experience dont apply....

To add if you dont have experience dont apply. Its a tuff crowd and by showing up with little experience your the first to not get called back. Take care of the little guys they are grapevine off all...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-21-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,103
Posted By pdmcgowan
Only way this works if you have a relationship...

Only way this works if you have a relationship with a owner of a company that employs you fulltime and you have a driver completely dedicated to his job. Your going to NEED a dedicated driver and a...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-18-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,819
Posted By pdmcgowan
Always liked the blade to use for slight grading....

Always liked the blade to use for slight grading. Everyone I talked to on it warned about pushing with it and final drives. Have they ever got around the strengthen things up on them?
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-02-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,770
Posted By pdmcgowan
Just say what ifs but what happens if the...

Just say what ifs but what happens if the contractor is explaining bids to him. I've seen alot of the take to the side treatment good or bad.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,234
Posted By pdmcgowan
We have tried toothed buckets as primary buckets...

We have tried toothed buckets as primary buckets but dont like how they hook things instead of riding over them. You might think thats not a issue tell you "find" a gas line with one. Of course you...
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