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Bob meets Bob Bevilacqua at the River Hill site in Mashpee, Massachusetts, where Bevilacqua and his crew have undertaken a mammoth job of earth moving as they cleared and prepared the site for eleven new homes.
First they cleared the four-acre parcel of trees, stumps, and brush, before stripping, screening, and storing the top soil in a mound for later use. It will be used later in the project for road shoulders and finish landscaping.
RJ Bevilacqua Construction has also cut in the road for blacktop, stripping the clay underneath and relocating it to the drainage basin they are preparing near the back of the development.
A retention area is created to catch runoff from the road, where storm drains collect the water and send it through a sediment field to catch any oil or sediment from the water before before it passes to an overflow basin. About 3,000 yards of fill will be used to create the slope and basin for the retention and runoff area. The goal is to reuse all of the earth that has been moved on the site as fill once the finish work begins.
The roadbed is another example of reuse, and is built of recycled concrete and asphalt from a demolished roadway.
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