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Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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How to measure for backyard elevations


I've got a huge backyard that I know has low spots, high spots and drainage issues.

What's the best way to determine them?

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Ayuh,.... There's a Few options,....

Simplest is a clear hose, fulla water....

A Sight Level, or better yet, a Lazer Level can be rented at most rental shops,...

Once ya set the corner pins, 'n establish the high point, 'n low point,....
Lotsa string-lines, 'n pins gives ya something to work from....

or a Good operator on a dozer could probably grade it from the seat...

String-lines are the Key though...

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you can go old school

http://explorable.com/roman-roads
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Redman is correct.

You should use a Cuba Libra.
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