First, we bring in needed equipment on our semi truck.
We then build the pad using our bulldozer, backhoe and/or sheep's foot.
Next, the ditch is dug with our trencher(s).
Drop in a slip form, or "boat" as we refer to it.
On some large canals, we have used a Gomaco paving machine.
Concrete is poured into the center of the boat, and the boat pulled by a large winch down the ditch. Expansion joints are added.
Headgates and outlets are added by hand as the boat moves along.
The ditch cures, and then it is ready for water use.