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On 5/20/2020 at 2:31 PM, Bullfrog said:

A blinding layer maybe ..???

Had to look that up. I believe you are correct.

In construction, blinding is a base layer of weak concrete or sand that is laid above a layer of hardcore to provide a clean, level and dry working surface. A thin layer, usually around 50 mm (2 inches) thick, of blinding is poured over the hardcore, sealing in the underlying material and levelling off the surface.

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1 hour ago, forcebwithu said:

Had to look that up. I believe you are correct.

In construction, blinding is a base layer of weak concrete or sand that is laid above a layer of hardcore to provide a clean, level and dry working surface. A thin layer, usually around 50 mm (2 inches) thick, of blinding is poured over the hardcore, sealing in the underlying material and levelling off the surface.

I have never been involved in kerb work before, just several thousand telecomms towers worldwide so was just guessing really ......

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Today's photo update of the Beach Rd drainage project.
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Hard to see in this pic, but the catch basin is still almost 3/4 full of water, so they've not yet cleaned it out. I would have thought it would be easier to clean the muck out before they completed the concrete enclosure.
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First time I've seen them make an effort to sort the paving stones by color.
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Looks good when they match to the existing pavers.
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Not so good when they don't.
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Wonder what numbnut thought it was a good idea to spray paint a marker on the pavers.
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The drainage project and beach pics after the early morning storms.
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Surprised they still haven't cleaned out the sand from the north end catch basin. The longer they wait, the more the sand will get washed farther into the drains and the harder it will be to clean it out.
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Beach is still in good shape.
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The usual spots prone to flooding and beach washouts look none the worse after this morning's storms. Probably more to do with lack of heavy rain than the new drains doing their job.
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The new structure at the south end is for drainage diversion gates.
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Further proof this morning's rainfall wasn't much as only one of the three overflow pipes was discharging effluent.
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A peek inside the pumping station. Not sure what function this machinery serves.
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Beach Rd drain update from this morning. North end they're now working on the opposite side of the road, tying the existing drains to the new drain.
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North end is getting new paving stones.
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Good to see the beach open again. Farther south noticed mostly Thais enjoying the beach.
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Beach chairs practicing social distancing.
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😕u-tube video show show dolphin to

klang. did not see any drain work and looked like pavers were back in place.

Have they actually finish all but south tie in?

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2 hours ago, aj said:

😕u-tube video show show dolphin to

klang. did not see any drain work and looked like pavers were back in place.

Have they actually finish all but south tie in?

Yes, the project is pretty much finished. I'll get out maybe tomorrow and snap some pics of the finished project.

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If it rained in town like it did at my place last night it got a good testing.

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

Well it didn't take them long to dig up the newly repaired footpath. :doh:
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Looks like they are working on burying a cable.... probably an afterthought!!!

Edited by TheFiend

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1 hour ago, TheFiend said:

Looks like they are working on burying a cable.... probably an afterthought!!!

Since they're only doing this in one section, I suspect the electric to the lights in the area failed and they're running a new line. The question then becomes, why didn't they notice the lights were out and run a new line before repairing the footpath.

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6 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

Well it didn't take them long to dig up the newly repaired footpath. :doh:
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That's the beauty of laying bricks/tiles on sand easy to maintain and repair when the sand shifts or rain and the sea affect them.

If they maintain them is another story.

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17 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

Well it didn't take them long to dig up the newly repaired footpath

It is all about re-work here, makes me think of the R-Con corner.

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🤣 that explains standing water in drains

they slope north

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On 7/2/2020 at 6:54 PM, forcebwithu said:

Since they're only doing this in one section, I suspect the electric to the lights in the area failed and they're running a new line. The question then becomes, why didn't they notice the lights were out and run a new line before repairing the footpath.

Some years ago my local council here in Oz had some renovating done to their buildings.  The pavers on the footpath outside were laid three times before the job was finally finished.  TiT can happen elsewhere :whistling:

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