I've used a water hose connected to a length of pipe (equal to or
greater in length than the width of the sidewalk) with a gate valve on
it for on and off, to 'blow' a hole through the soil underneath sidewalks.
1st, you have to "Call Before You Dig". If you skip this step, you
can be fined big time, even if you don't break anything.
2nd, you may need a local permit if you're moving onto the locality's
right of way, like the strip between the sidewalk and the street.
Call your town or city for the correct info in your case.
<< 2nd, you may need a local permit if you're moving onto the locality's right
of way, like the strip between the sidewalk and the street. >>
The strip between the sidewalk and the street, have you heard of a word used to
describe this strip? I know what it was called in my home town............but I
won't mention it yet.
I didn't see any earlier posts on this but, if your ground is not to rocky
you can drive a pipe under it. dig trench leading up to your tunnel 1/2
again wider than the sidewalk and leave yourself a cushion under the slabs
and drive a pipe larger than you need so you can use it as a conduit. if the
ground is a little rocky use a blunt end cap if not point the tip.
Of course they drive easier using a hoe but you can jack them under as well.
WE use the same methods to run utilities under roadways.
They do have something similar to a pressure washer that cuts the material
in front of it. It makes for an extremely messy excavation on a small scale.
and also erodes a lot of material. The results are not that great in areas
that experience ground frost and heaves. You can pump a grout/slurry back in
to fill the unnecessary voids.
email@example.com (TOM KAN PA) wrote:
I'm like the "majority of Americans" . From
They list the regional names for the strip & which regions use them--
but also state, from the American Heritage Dictionary-
"To the majority of Americans, the grassy strip between the sidewalk
and the street is called simply *the grassy strip between the sidewalk
and the street*. However, in some parts of the country, it has
acquired specific names."
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 01:49:57 GMT, Truitt Bottsford III
Actually, depending on HOW you're digging in the garden, maybe. <G>
Q. Who must notify Call Before You Dig?
A. Anyone using power or mechanized equipment who disturbs the earth
on or below the surface must call the clearinghouse for a location
Q. If I am hand digging, am I required to notify CBYD?
A. No, however, it makes good sense. Utility lines and cables can be
easily broken or damaged with a spade, shovel, fence post digger or
Q. What if I am digging on private property, must I still notify
A. Regardless if the work performed is on private or public
property, CBYD must be notified
. Does grading or milling/reclamation constitute excavation?
A. YES! Effective March 21, 1997, the CBYD regulations were revised
and included milling/reclamation as forms of "excavation". When in
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:50:19 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .
Whether you have to call or not if you are "hand digging" may depend
on where you are located (state) - here it is recommended because of
the fact that the things you may hit are not buried too deep in the
ground, our telephone lines are only 6-7 inches below the ground in
several places between the NIC and the terminal post on the street.
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