Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

It's the beginning of a new year and we here at EZ Grade are welcoming it with open arms!

So far 2011 has greeted us with rain, warmer weather, and more rain.  This weekend approximately 5 inches of precipitation fell in NW Oregon.  One thing is for sure - as long as it doesn't get icy, I'm fine with rain!  The rain keeps temperatures up and if temperatures stay up that means we can work!

I make it a point in my life to avoid the news at all costs - I'm not really a big fan of the negativity it brings.  But I did notice through little 'previews' as I was watching Desperate Housewives (one of my absolute FAVORITE shows) last night that there are floods EVERYWHERE! Several things are happening because of all this rain: rivers are rising, mud slides are sliding, and people have no choice other than to evacuate their homes.

Sand bags are a pain.  They're heavy, it's wet.  Let us come and help you!  EZ Grade trucks take away the hassle of having to deal with shovels and the mess.  Our trucks can haul up to 20 tons of sand - that's a LOT of sand bags!  (Quick math says a full load of sand could fill about 1,000 40-pound sand bags.)  The sand comes directly out of the back of the truck, fills the sandbag that two people hold open and the flow of material stops when the bag is filled mess, no shovels.

If your home is in danger of a 'slide' and a retaining wall is built, we can backfill it for you.  Our conveyor trucks have the ability to clear a 20 foot obstacle, a retaining wall is no problem! 

Mud puddles? Slippery cement? Give us a call and let us help you protect your family's home!

As I close this post about rain and mud, the sun has decided to come out and show its beautiful face. So, I'm going to go enjoy the rays before they disappear!

Until next time...