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  1. sloping walkway and stairs problem

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We bought this house a year ago and something needs to be done with this walkway before next winter. Covered in ice or snow it's deadly. I hope you can tell from the pictures but it has a pretty good slope to it, the stairs as well. I assume this just happened over time. Over the 15 feet from...
  2. Storage shed foundation

    General DIY Discussions
    Any advice please on how to create a foundation for this area? Background: I removed an old flimsy shed and want to replace it with the Home Depot 7x7 Rubbermaid shed. This area sometimes develops puddles during rainstorms so I'd like the shed to be somehow elevated by 1.5+ inches. A challenge...
  3. how to read if pitch/slope is correct

    Plumbing
    House built 2 years ago ... Long story short, my main sewage line clogged up so bad that water/waste started coming out through the vent pipe. Builder comes over and guy from sewer company comes to take out the clog and starts talking about how the soap scum is clogging so badly but he usually...
  4. Bathroom and walk-in closet not level

    Flooring
    I'm installing laminate flooring in a 5x7 walk-in closet that is connected to the bathroom. The floor in the closet and bathroom is flat, but slope towards the same direction. The slope in the closet is 1", as well as in the bathroom (the tub is level). I've looked at ways to level the closet...
  5. DIY for Patio (Newbie)

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Looking to create a Rectangular Patio with pavers (27 ft x 17 ft). 1) How do you determine which is the right way to slope. Everyone says away from the house but do I create a slope from the Patio door to the lawn or from the deck to the rest of the lawn directly across. Initially received...
  6. Do I need a retaining wall outside shed?

    Building & Construction
    Hello great forum people, I'm continuing with my pizza oven project. Th oven is nearly done as the picture shows. Now I need to make a roof structure to protect the oven from the weather. I intend to do a simple shed style roof sloping front to back, but I want to add a section to it so I...
  7. Height Difference between bathroom and bedroom

    Flooring
    Hello. I am planning to lay Grip Strip Flooring in my bathroom and then carry it through to my connected Bedroom. However there is a pretty decent downwards slope leading into the bedroom from the bathroom. How can I even it out or make a slope that would be suitable for laying vinyl plank along...
  8. Shower Pan - Final Slope with Spec Mix Problem

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Good Day! I am in a bit of a bind. I am re-modeling my bathroom (tub/shower to walk-in shower), and I messed up my final slope to the drain. I used Spec Mix per a friend's suggestion instead of Deck Mud with Sand mix. Everything was packed in perfect (it appeared to be) with a very nice slope...
  9. bathroom subfloor sloping

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello, I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel. During my demo I went ahead and tore out the subfloor and as I went to install OSB I noticed that it is going to slope about 1/2" across the 5' width of the bathroom. I'm wondering what options I have to fix this. I have 4 joists total, the...
  10. A New Way?

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    My contractor just walked out - he was installing a custom shower and I stepped in and let him know I thought he was not doing it right. I wanted to make sure I'm not missing something. (My background is YouTube how-to-do-it videos). We took out the bathtub and I'm using a linear drain at one...
  11. Footing for my new garage.

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone. You probably answered this one few times, but I couldn't find exactly what I need. I'm planning to build my garage this summer. It will be 24x30, one level. it's on the slope so I'll need back wall and probably half of side walls build with blocks or pour concrete. How wide and...
  12. How do I create a Plot plan

    Building & Construction
    In order to submit a permit application for Los Angeles County..I will need to create a grading plan..Can someone shine some light..I searched many samples online but don't know what program to use to create one the easiest way. I will be grading approx. 25' x 25' which is about less than half...
  13. Grading Plan DIY

    How To Guides
    In order to submit a permit application for Los Angeles County..I will need to create a grading plan..Can someone shine some light..I searched many samples online but don't know what program to use to create one the easiest way. I will be grading approx. 25' x 25' which is about less than...
  14. Please help me fix my deck

    Carpentry
    Hello, We bought a house last winter with a trex deck built on the back. The deck was constructed so that the slats fit together tightly and form a waterproof slab. The problem is we live in Colorado where we get a ton of snow! So the snow starts to melt, forms puddles, then freezes in a sheet...
  15. How to start foundation for retaining wall, on a slope.

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Im trying to build a retaining wall and have a few questions. There was ivy there, but it didn't look good, so I removed it. Now I would like to build an elevated and level area to put grass. I've never done this before, if any additional info is needed, let me know. I'll give you the...
  16. Please advise on how to install a low-slope roof

    Roofing/Siding
    I have a lean-to roof that slopes down about 11 inches over 9 feet. It's not flat by any means, but not steep either. I just reframed it and installed 1/2" plywood. I need to re-roof this section myself. I have never done this before. I purchased a roll of roofing material and some felt paper...
  17. 180 degree turn in toilet drain

    Plumbing
    I am re-plumbing my basement bathroom and am second guessing my plumbing route for the toilet. It currently enters at a 90, runs for 16", enters another 90, runs for 8" and takes another 90 before it runs straight into the main stack. I can easily give it a steeper slope to speed things up but...
  18. Patio Around an Existing Deck

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm trying to sort out the best way to do a flagstone patio around an existing deck. The deck is currently in the corner of my screened in porch and house. I want to put a flagstone patio around the other 2 sides of the deck, in an L shape. I currently have a one step between the deck and the...
  19. Sloping Engineered floors to level with next room

    Flooring
    I've installed engineered flooring throughout my 1930's bungalow. Only the bathroom on the main level has different flooring (.5-in. Travertine). Now, if the .5 inches was all I had to worry about, I'd be fine. My engineered floors are .5-inches thick, so the two rooms would meet up perfectly...
  20. Required tub drain slope?

    Plumbing
    We just removed an old clawfoot tub with an end drain. Our idea is to replace with a larger tub with a center drain but utilize the original floor point. Our plumber told us that Oregon code requires the tub drain to be directly over the floor drain. I have spent the last hour combing through...
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