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How to Repair Foundation Vent

I have many foundation vents that need to be repaired due to holes or being covered in stucco overspray. They protrude from the foundation via clay blocks.

I'm not looking for a permanent or...
04-18-19, 03:39 PM
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The pile is probably 20' long, 6' tall and 6-8'...

The pile is probably 20' long, 6' tall and 6-8' wide. I wish I could use it, but there really is no place for it on my little property. And no one is my area is looking for dirty dirt - you can't...
04-18-19, 03:36 PM
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Repairing bottom edge of stucco

I'm working on a 100 year old house and just cleared away most of the dirt that had built up in the yard and was creating some drainage issues for the foundation (it's a poured raised wall...
04-18-19, 03:27 PM
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Ideas for disposing large dirt / bio waste pile

I've been working to clear my backyard of topsoil and now have a pretty large pile of dirt with roots and some rocks mixed in.

I don't really know how to estimate how heavy this is, but I called...
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That all makes sense. I purchased a block and it...

That all makes sense. I purchased a block and it matches up perfectly. I want to add a top cap to the replaced top row of blocks. How long do I need to wait after laying the replacement block row...
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Thanks so much for your help. How about the...

Thanks so much for your help. How about the sizes?



Also, would it do any harm to try and backfill in the cracks with fresh mortar?
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I've attached some additional pics. Some...

I've attached some additional pics. Some follow-up questions:

1. There's no paint on top - just old mortar. Do I need to chip all of that old stuff off before applying new mortar?
2. Do I need to...
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Here is a poor picture of the wall. It's just a...

Here is a poor picture of the wall. It's just a plain block wall dividing my yard from the neighbor. I've already removed the decorative row of blocks on top that were barely hanging on. I'd like to...
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How to Replace Top Row of Cinder Block Wall

I recently took off the top row of one of my cinder block rows because they were in poor condition. I was actually able to remove them just by wobbling them loose because they were no longer attached...
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Question Repairing cinder block walls.

I have a couple of cinder block walls around my yard. I've noticed that along the bottom of the walls, there appears to be very little mortar between the blocks on the first row nearest to ground...
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Running to a point on the yard away from the...

Running to a point on the yard away from the house will happen in all options. Are you suggesting using the pop-up emitter to dispel the water onto the lawn at the edge of the property?
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The water from the drainage pipe has to go...

The water from the drainage pipe has to go somewhere - the question is where. The options I'm aware of:

1. Run it to the curb and dump it into the street (this would much a very long run and would...
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What method of drain emission is recommended?...

What method of drain emission is recommended? Anything wrong with a pop-up?
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Walkway Drainage Around House

Just bought an old house and first thing on the list is to address the drainage around the foundation. On two sides of the house are concrete walkways that have sunken such that water is funneling...
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