A Canadian man has been digging out his basement with scale-model RC
construction equipment since 1997.
Yes, you read that right -- he's been digging out his basement for
15 years -- with nothing but little R/C tractors, diggers and even a
miniature rock crusher! Amazing.
At an average rate of eight or nine cubic feet of earth moved each
year, the process has been absolutely glacial. But what do you expect
when every morning he drives his little excavator on its transport
truck down to the basement, unloads it, and then uses it to dig out
the basement walls.
Then Joe uses the excavators to load R/C trucks and they work
their way up a spiral ramp to the basement window where the soil gets
Then, once it's outside, he uses bulldozers to consolidate the
pile of excavated dirt.
Due to a teamsters strike and persistent inclement weather, the
project is expected to take two years longer to complete.