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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I was told that my poorly planned 8"-block existing retaining wall could be strengthened by inserting vertical rebar and adding concrete. The wall is located in an area that is extremely difficult to access with a cement truck. Can I used dry Quikrete to achieve improved wall strength or must it...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I just found this site and already had one question answered quickly! And it was just the answer I needed! Great responses. And what a great idea, this forum, to help each other out. Feels like one big neighborhood! Anyway. I live in Palm Beach county. I wanted to find some fill for...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'll try to keep this short and sweet. With an embankment between two neighbors, who is responsible for holding back the embankment if 1. the upper neighbor has a driveway on edge of the embankment and used a "cut and fill" method to build the driveweay. 2.The bottom neighbor has a current...
  4. Plumbing
    I'm about to re-caulk between our cast-iron bathtub and the wall tile. I've seen a few references in various places to filling the tub with water first prior to caulking, so that ultimately when taking a bath it doesn't stress the caulk by over-yanking on it. Caulking with a tub full of water...
  5. Flooring
    I have a sunken living room that is 19' x 14' and 4" deep. It has a 4'' concrete wall all the way around the edges. Can I just fill it with concrete or will the weight strain the house too much? A family member suggested using 1 or 2" concrete foam blocks and the rest concrete. Is this a...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi, We recently removed an in ground hot tub from our pation, (concrete slab) it's diameter is about 3ft and about 4ft deep. At the moment its filled with dirt. Can someone please give me some guidance as to how to fill it with concrete. (we actually plan to put another above ground tub and...
  7. Remodeling
    I'm replacing some rotten support posts under our mudroom (formerly a porch, that someone enclosed years ago), which sits 3-4' above ground. After I've replaced the supports we will be regrading the yard, filling in that area 3-4' deep and covering the new posts...
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