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  1. Building & Construction
    Our house came with an old metal shed on a concrete pad with a ramp. The pad is 11x9 feet, but the shed is less than 10x8, with an edge over 6 inches of the pad showing on each side. The front with doors is on the long side. There is some metal track at the base of the walls, and I have not seen...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Our home was constructed in the 1920's, in Iowa. While cleaning the basement to remodel, we were scrubbing the walls. chunks of concrete patch started to fall off, revealing a 2 1/2 to 3 foot board at the base in the corner. the board was hollow behind it, revealing the sand poured around the...
  3. Building & Construction
    We are getting estimates to replace a landscaped area that is currently filled with the round river rock, with a concrete patio slab. The last contractor wanted to reuse the river rock for a base. I'm not a concrete pro, but I don't think that reusing the river rock sounds like a good idea. I...
  4. Building & Construction
    Can I use 3/4" (crushed/angular) gravel under a concrete pad? The pad is 5x5ft. I'll pour 6" concrete over 6" of ??. I'm using #3 rebar. I have a lot of this gravel, and also unsorted sand, so I'm hoping one of those options are ok to use? If this matters, the ground is very hard...
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