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  1. Plumbing
    I bought some Hanes Geo drain field fabric for a leach field. The manufacturer has told me to lay the fabric in the bare trench, fill with gravel and of course the PVC, then fold the fabric sides over on top. Unfortunately my contractor jumped the gun and put the gravel in first, he was...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Not sure what topic to put this under, so I put it under General. I have land that abuts a gravel company that is asking me to buy or lease an acre or two. He only offered $2500/acre to buy it outright. I wonder if I should get an assessment of the value, but how to do that? Who assesses gravel...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We're doing a 7x16 front patio and 12x10 back patio for a flip. Along with that is a 3x12 sidewalk from the front patio. Seems to be a lot of different size gravel stones that are available. Can anyone recommend what's the appropriate size gravel stone for this? Also, is 4" standard for base...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've been getting a lot of water from my neighbor's yard for years. Recently I dug a ditch\terrace near the property line. My plan now is to put some kind of gravel in the ditch and then cover it with mulch. I was wondering if I should use pea gravel, 3/4" gravel or something else? Also...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Our townhome rental unit has a small back yard (maybe 225 SF). Right now it has a mix of bad grass and weeds. We want a cheap quick fix to make it presentable. Do you have any suggestions? Doing sod ourselves seems pretty cheap, but I wouldn't be opposed to something zero maintenance like pea...
  6. Building & Construction
    Last summer I made a gravel foundation for a new shed using 6x6's filled with gravel. The ground was slightly uneven and thus the front side of the shed had the 6x6 in the ground so it was almost level while the back of the shed had the 6x6 on top of the ground. Anyway, it seems over the winter...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    House in Gilbert/Phoenix AZ, yard has an irrigation system but it has several damaged/broken sprinkler heads and who knows what other problems. So rather than trying to get that fixed up and doing grass, I'm considering just doing the typical gravel/rock layer. I'm just curious what kind of...
  8. Building & Construction
    Here's the scenario: My backyard is mostly a hill that slopes down from my driveway. I want it to be level, so I'm planning to build a retaining wall at the bottom of the slope, and then backfill the void with gravel. My question is: how much gravel will I need for backfill, and...
  9. 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...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I installed a French Drain along my entire back of the house (no drain tile below retaining wall). I wanted to put the flagstone pavers back where they came from, but since I can't put crushed gravel over the french drain, I am not sure how to make them level and solid. I have other places i...
  11. 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...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey everyone, I am getting ready to build a 15 x 18 paver patio and I am trying to figure out what the best paver base material to use is. I keep getting conflicting opinions from local gravel suppliers. Some tell me to use 1 inch minus some tell me to use screenings which is closer to 3/8...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I have a 200' drainage ditch that I dug with a 12" backhoe to the grade of the land so it would drain. Then laid down 4"perforated drainpipe with landscape cloth, sand, and followed with gravel. Because of the grade the ditch is shallow at one end then gradually deepens to 15" and flows...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I have an area abour 20' x 20' that we park the cars in, just off the driveway. It was covered with some sort of gravel, which is mostly gone now. I want to restore the area and install boundaries, such as railroad ties, to keep the new stone in and make it look better. Pea stone...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My house sits on a site that is ledge (bedrock) over very shallow (rocky) soil. The house itself in built on concrete piers that sit directly on the bedrock. The builder excavated down to to bedrock and then back-filled around the concrete piers using a tremendous amount of what appears to be...
  16. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've had a couple of landscapers come out to give quotes about doing some minor grading on our yard in preparation for a patio install and I've about come to the conclusion that I'll do it myself and save the ~$1k quotes I've gotten. But my question here is that I've had some landscapers say...
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