So last Sunday, Dad and I went out the site and filled the foundation footprint with clay, leveled it out, compacted it down in preparation for 2" of rock. I called Vern to schedule the rock delivery and found out he was out of town for a week. He suggested I call Chris at Waldport Ready-Mix.... man am I glad I called him. Apparently they have remote control trucks now, that can literally shoot gravel 50ft in any direction... and all controlled by a dude with a fancy remote control standing anywhere he wants.
This truck was AWESOME. Note the guy in white controlling the truck... there is no-one in the truck.
Another view of the truck. Note the gravel arc
Once the gravel was down, I used a rake to grade it
Once graded, I used a plate compactor to make it flat.
Paul Nowak (our foundation sub-contractor) was nice enough to let me borrow this bad boy
Once compacted, I used the transom to verify grade. It's within 1/2" everywhere.