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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am so glad we did not pay more than our discounted offer on this 1960's era rambler. For a DIY'er, I am always just one day away from the next horrifying/baffling 'revelation'. ("WTF??!!") Case in point : this house was beset with unattended water ingress problems when we arrived. The patio...
  2. Plumbing
    Dear friends, I need to connect my 6" sewer service into a new construction house, but heres the problem...typically the mason leaves a pvc sleave inside the concrete and extends the pvc about 6-12" outside, so I can just connect a coupler and move on...but, this mason cut the sleeve flush with...
  3. Remodeling
    Hey all, I am interested in possibly excavating to create some additional head room in my existing basement. I have read several related posts on the general topic, but I am looking for some additional thoughts on my specific situation. I live in an approx. 90 y.o. bungalow. The basement is...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello All, I'm new to this site, so bear with me while I try to explain my dilemma. I bought a home 2 years ago. I've never been a homeowner before, so I'm making a lot of improvements, but feel like I'm blindly feeling my way through. I just had a stone wall put up yesterday. I came out...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Paver Base ... pea gravel depth? (overdig area) Hello from Illinois! I am replacing a concrete sidewalk with a paver sidewalk that connects our driveway to the front door. I am currently excavating near the front door and have dug down about 2 feet and have only been removing extremely loose...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am trying to run an underground electric conduit through an area with very little topsoil. I have had numerous conversations with the local electrical inspector and various professional electricians about this work. The electrical aspect is quite straightforward but the excavation is...
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