Happy Memorial day and photos of blasting prep
Beautiful day here in Carlisle today – cool (60’s) and windy. Did some mowing, some roof rack prep on the cars, bought a dump sticker for my car, got gas for the tractor and dropped by Bedford Road to see the prep work for blasting
They were drilling holes last week and ended up with 140 of them. Paul told me that they wanted the pieces to be small enough that they would be easy to take out. He was unsure what the material would be like but he is planning on using it in the driveway and for the stone patio at the front door – unless it is all dust.
Some of the blast holes with their black paper funnels. On the left is the stack of used car tire mat that is used to contain the blasting. Holes are all drilled and supposedly they are blasting Tuesday after Memorial Day
140 holes for the explosives, drilled into the Gneiss rock. The black ‘spikes’ are tarpaper funnels inserted into the holes. The color contrast doesn’t do justice to the pure white rock dust/gravel from the holes. It reminds me of sea salt
The machine that has been drilling holes for the explosives