Um, you know those iron hard elm trees laying across roads are very movable if you have dynamite or even better, det cord? And no, I'm not talking about letting Clev do it. I've known a few people who were very good at "sculpting" with explosives.
Originally Posted by danscope
These people I'm talking about could splinter said elm and not even crack the asphalt.
It's not that hard. Marines can do it! Why once I was on a construction crew that had to bring a San Francisco Victorian era Victorian mansion up to code. And part of the problem was the ground level under the house was too high. The removal of the dirt under the house was abruptly hindered by the fact that under the house wasn't dirt but a large outcrop of serpentine and related stone. The foreman was saying bad words because you bid one way if your going to be removing a couple dozen yards of dirt from under a house as opposed to jack hammering out a couple of dozen yards of rock, (while laying on your belly breathing through a dust mask as serpentine can be poisonous.)
So he called a friend. A friend really good with det cord. I was asked not to show up for work one day and the next day everything was graveled under the house and I couldn't find a single bit of damage to the redwood floor joists. The only evidence was the smell. The noise didn't even draw the attention of the authorities. And only two neighbors wondered what the heck that noise was yesterday. Thought kids were playing with barrel bombs or something.
And we got the 2.5 feet of clearance, just had to shovel out the breakage.
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