This past week, we finished up the conduit work.
All of the conduits run thus far were the services into the building, from the transformers and generators. These were the very deep conduits, as they have to go under the foundation of the building.
Once these were all in place, the process was to backfill. We backfilled to the 3 foot mark, and then left water to run overnight to harden the ground. The next day, the ground was so hard you coudn’t break it with a spade shovel. We felt pretty good about this level compaction.
The final step was to run the conduits necessary for the utility service – the primary high voltage lines that service the transformers. These are all outside, and are only at the 3 foot deep level. So these conduits were run next.
The generators also require some extra wiring for running pumps, and to control when they start and stop. These are run in smaller 1-2 inch conduits.
While this was happening, the site foundation received its stone base.
And by Friday, everything had returned to its normal level.