This post contains pictures for the week ending August 10, 2014.  This photoset illustrates the backfilling and compaction of the future concrete slab area. The plumbers, and electricians are wrapping up the subslab utilities and the excavation crew is bringing in heavy equipment to backfill and compact the future slab area. The truck conveyor accelerates the pace of the backfilling while protecting the concrete from invasive heavy equipment.  It also minimizes the manual labor necessary to spread the base rock and gravel.  Meanwhile the landscapers are busy spreading topsoil and placing boulders on the mounds.