Speaker 1: So while we're building retaining wall here in Minnesota, Phil and his crew are gonna be down in Georgia doing the rest of this artificial turf installation project. No, I'm just gonna tell you a little something about Phil, and Eduardo, and his crew, I've never actually met anybody better at doing what they're doing. Today they're gonna walk you through step by step, everything that you guys need to know to wrap up this project on your own. If you're thinking about doing artificial turf, these are the guys to go to.
Speaker 1: If you guys are interested in knowing what we're doing, Zander, pan back, I'll let these guys see the overall scope of this project.
Zander: All right.
Speaker 1: While they're down in Georgia working, Tim, Lane, Zander, and I are gonna be building a brand new entryway to this building. And this no ordinary entryway, because the retaining walls that we're gonna be constructing ...
Speaker 1: This is gonna be so cool, the reason they say it like...
Phil: Hey guys, great news for you. This is not another snowplowing video by Stan. We're here in sunny Georgia and the only thing coming from the sky right now is pollen. It's no fun to deal with, but we certainly don't get 19 inches of it.
Phil: Today, we're gonna be installing an artificial turf putting green and we're gonna show you step by step how that gets done.
Stan: So you're probably wondering who that guy is, and why he's on my channel. Well, his name is Professor Phil, and he happens to be on the smartest dudes that I've ever met. And he knows more about artificial turf than anybody I've ever known in my life.
Stan: Hey Frankie. Hey, what do you know about artificial turf?
Frankie: I don't know nothin' about it.
Stan: Me neither. That's why we got Professor Phil because I'm going to be learning exactly the same stuff you are during this video. So, let's get into it and let's actually see if Phil does any work. If I know Phil, he's probably going to have everybody around...
Stan: Alright, guys. We are going to be talking about everything excavators, and we're gonna be talking about how to run one of these. Now, I'm gonna be coming at you guys from the point that I've been doing this for 27 years with no formal training. The only thing I gotta say about it is, I've been able to survive that many years running an excavator. But, I wanted to call in a pro. Somebody that actually teaches people how to run excavators, and that's where I got Danny from Volvo in.
Stan: Danny, hey buddy.
Danny: Stan, thanks man.
Stan: Thank you. Thanks for doing this. Now, Volvo is the one putting on the training for us today. By the time you're done, what Volvo hopes to accomplish, and what I hope to accomplish is that you guys can hop inside one of these, be familiar and comfortable enough with the machine, that you can safely get through to the end of the workday without hurting yourself, without hurting anybody else on the job site, and without hurting the piece of...
Speaker 1: You took it from me last week, I remember.
Speaker 2: There's no doubt that pavers make the absolute best road based material available period, hands down. History has proven it. There's been roads built out of pavers and stones that have been around since 2500 B.C. Now you can't say the same thing for asphalt or concrete, but pavers are subject to three typical kinds of failure. Rotational failure, vertical failure and horizontal failure. We're going to cover those, so hopefully you can prevent them and build your own driveway, that'll last maybe not 2500 years but it'll last longer than you or me both.
Speaker 2: Now in the past you've seen me make a video talking about how about the base is the absolute most critical element to the overall success of your project and this still holds true. But for pavers, it goes a little bit further than that. If you happen to have an asphalt or a concrete driveway, we're going...
Stan: All right, guys, we're bidding and estimating today, but we're not just doing any bids and estimates. We're looking at some pretty massive projects. One of them is right here. Another one is out on another site.
Stan: Whoa, actually, guys, we're not actually going to go look at that other job, because I realize that it's a lot of numbers. These are big projects, and I don't want to overwhelm you and get you confused. Some of you guys really want to start learning how to do bidding and estimating, so I'm going to break this into two separate videos.
Stan: Today, we're going to be looking at the project I'm on, and down the road we're going to be looking at another project, entirely different.
Stan: Now, you're going to see this huge variance between the numbers. On this job, guys, the low bid was $54,000, and the high bid was over $137,000 for the exact same job with the exact same set of specs, and it actually isn't surprising.
Stan: Don't let this get you afraid....
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