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Breaking Rocks Part 2 - Chemical Warefare

posted May 28, 2018, 3:25 PM by Greg Coffey   [ updated May 28, 2018, 3:27 PM ]
What a difference modern technology makes...

I went to the land today to do some more chipping away at the ledge we're trying to remove, and after only about a half an hour I had broken off more mass than what we have in many day-long sessions prior.

The secret: Ecobust expanding mortar... poor that gloopy-gloop into holes drilled in the rock (big shout-out to my friend and my brother for helping get all those holes drilled [and swinging the sledge and stuff]) and over the next 48 hours that stuff expands like your waist-line on Thanksgiving to stress-fracture the rock quite nicely.
...nice enough, in fact, that the good ol' pick axe and pry-bar can chunk off the slabs quite well.