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  1. Building & Construction
    So this is Santa Cruz Mountains with clay soils that get very soft in the wet season. I have a sagging retaining wall which is below a 1-bedroom cottage (Its an ADU on our property). It is pushing out about 20 degrees off vertical. It is made with 6x6 inch vertical timbers, and the wall is 4...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    So, we just bought our first house and did so in the dry season. Now that we are having an incredibly wet winter there is a huge problem. We have whatg I can only describe as a swale that includes the driveway. So anytime we have a good rain the yard floods and covers a good portion of the...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I have a problem with the treated pine H4 posts I used with the retaining wall that I built. These have only been in for about a month and already they are splitting. Some are splitting straight down the middle Is there a treatment or something I can do to prevent this and repair the ones I...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, We purchased some mountain property in East Tennessee. Most of the earth is red clay--which is horrendous when it gets wet. If you've ever experienced it, you know EXACTLY what I mean. We cut a road and of course, one side of the road slopes down and the other has a 15 foot bank on it...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am wanting to build a water fountain using normal landscaping blocks. I am using a pond liner for water retension. The circle will be inside the liner. I was wondering how I would make sure that the wall will not fall forward during the winter fron the ground freezing because the fountain...
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