Posted By Hub Set on 8/24/2008 at 12:43 PM
been doing alot of construction layout (roads and utility)as of late
and use a 1x2x12 wood hub with a 4' lath for marking Sta/C/F etc. as a
standard mark. I use larger hubs is soft soil for stability.
years of surveying have caused my right arm to give out and setting the
1x2's to be a real pain, literally. I'm thinking nerve damage/pinched
I set a centerline earlier this month and ended
up using 6" spikes and pin flages as the old gravel road bed was so
compacted wood hubs turned into splinters even when using a frost pin.
of our contractors in the area don't require blue/red tops, and machine
control is just now starting to make inroads into the region.
I was wondering what other methods people were using for marking line and grade points in dirt and gravel.
guess the days of humping 50 hub packs with 50 lath are gone at least
for the time being. Maybe the arm will heal up over the winter months.
I still have 4 large construction projects left to do this season and need something for the interim.
Any suggestions besides retirement??
August 25, 2008