|My Dad attacking the pile of silt/sand.
|and 2 hours later! It's gone!
We had to distribute the silty, sandy clay that was dumped down the stair well around the basement floor, as the sewer line was higher than expected, thus our basement slab needs to be higher by a few inches.
The material dug out from our excavation has an almost sand-like consistency, so rather than have it hauled away, we are using it for bringing up the basement interior grade, rather than buying even more new sand. [we will still need some sand]... And it will be compacted before we pour the concrete slab.